Anyway | Pablo Sinan Akgül Garcimartín, Blanca Galán Merino
Anyway is a family of versatile varnished wood objects, able to adapt to different purposes and environments: stool, bedside table, coffee table, seat, support, turning also into a bookcase by stacking them one on top of the other.
The project was born on the occasion of the competition Italian Design Day 2020 "The design: a journey from Italy to Spain", aimed at young creatives and Spanish students under 35 years old, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Madrid, the Consulate General in Barcelona and the magazine Interni.
- Extremely sturdy beech plywood and top.
- Solid wood legs.
- Suitable for both residential and commercial use.
- AN 1025 low stool: 13.8"dia | 9.85"h | 6 lbs.
- AN 1045 medium stool: 13.8"Dia | 17.7"h | 7.5 lbs.
For more details, please see the datasheet.
Pablo Sinan Akgül Garcimartín & Blanca Galán Merino
Pablo Sinan Akgül Garcimartín
Pablo Sinan Akgül Garcimartín is a Spanish/ Turkish product designer based in Madrid.
Pablo´s design journey began at an early age thanks to his father who is a furniture designer and his grandfather who was a carpenter. So it could be said that he grew up in workshops surrounded by designers and craftsmen.
For Pablo, a design should be humble, simple, and most of all human. A design should not intimidate but invite. His mission is to solve daily problems with a design that is intelligent, practical, and at the same time curious.
His design AnyWay was awarded 1st place at the ITmakES design competition in 2019 and will be exposed in Milan Design Week in 2021.
Blanca Galán Merino
Blanca Galán Merino is a Spanish product designer based in Madrid.
She understands design as a tool capable of improving people's lives, her vision is that in the future, this tool goes hand in hand with the user, thus creating projects that not only solve problems but also achieve to convey emotions.
She likes to see opportunities in any kind of situation and she is not afraid of responsibility or challenges. She is a resolute person, regarding the problems that arise during the development of a project.
Loyal to her values, ideals, and principles.
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