The first collaboration between Gervasoni and the designer Chiara Andreatti has led to Guna, a collection of outdoor furnishings that includes carpets, charpoys, cushions and small tables. “A quality of all-encompassing energy” is the meaning of the Sanskrit term Guna, referring to the braiding and thread that form a rope. It is also connected with the relations and encounters of cultures, which form the basis of Andreatti’s design.
The carpet, made with a refined technique, combines craftsmanship with the perfection and serial potential of industrial looms. The charpoy, a traditional Indian cot with flared legs, has been created with nautical rope in the mélange colors of hemp and cacao, woven by hand on a wooden structure treated for outdoor use, and combined with cushions covered in knitted fabric, made of recycled polyester fibers. The collection also includes low tables with a sculptural base in a C-shaped or star form in refractory ceramics, and a square top in wood treated for outdoor use.