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GAN Takes Home 2023 NYCxDESIGN Award in Residential Flooring

GAN won the 2023 NYCxDESIGN Award in the Residential Flooring category, with runners-up including Apadana Rugs, Perennials and Tapis Rouge.

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GAN's Optical Art spiral pattern shaped rug in orange
GAN took home two 2023 NYCxDesign Awards including one for its GIRO rug collection.

NEW YORK -- Now in its eighth year, the NYCxDESIGN Awards honors outstanding products and projects in categories that span major areas of design, from architecture to interiors, from products to accessories. In the Residential Flooring category GAN beat out rug finalists Apadana Rugs, Perennials and Tapis Rouge; FLOR also made it to the final round for its new Leaps And Bounds carpet tile.


Designed in collaboration with design studio MUT Design, the hand-tufted GIRO by GAN is inspired by optical art.

Gandia Blasco's GAN division won in two NYCxDesign categories, including Outdoor Furniture and Residential Flooring. It's new GIRO collection. Part of the Valencia, Spain-based company's collaboration with award-winning MUT Design, also based in Valencia, GIRO is hand-tufted of virgin wool and creates a graphic play with an Op-Art feel. The design is based on a succession of spirographic curves that generate the optical illusion of a tube rolled up on itself. The rugs, available in three main colors: violet, peach, and graphite, feature different textures and heights to enhance the sense of depth and volume.



Fantasia collection designed by Laura Gottwald for Apadana features several modern geometric designs.

Connecticut-based Apadana Rugs debuted samples of its new Fantasia collection at ICFF 2023. Fantasia is created in collaboration with New York designer Laura Gottwald. Hand-tufted of virgin wool, Fantasia consists of six geometric designs in multiple colorways.


Perennials' Tibetan knot Waves collection, in ocean, made it to the finals of the 2023 NYCxDesign residential flooring category.

Perennials was named a finalist for its Waves are rug, designed by London superyacht design studio Bannenberg & Rowell. Crafted in a dense tibetan-knot construction Waves features a textural ripple-like design and is ideal for indoors and safe for covered areas.


Milan's Atelier Tapis Rouge was a NYCxDESIGN Award finalist for its statement-making Tratto Curvo area rug.

Atelier Tapis Rouge, based in Milan and with production facilities in Nepal, was also a 2023 NYCxDesign Awards finalist in the Residential Flooring category for its Tratto Curvo area rug. The hand-knotted Curvo, crafted of 84 percent wool/16 percent bamboo silk, is designed in collaboration with Milanese architect and interior designer Natalia Enze, of Enze Architects.

To see all NYCxDesign Awards winners and finalists, click here.
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