As part of the Madrid Design Festival, Gancedo presents in its flagship store at Velázquez, 38, the exhibition Hilos que tejen historias, an artistic recreation that explores the intervention of textile art in the world of interior design.

Through the work of the artists Federico Antelo @Federicoantelogranero and Raquel Rodrigo @arquicostura, we invite you to take a significant journey through two different techniques and artistic languages that use thread as the driving force behind their creations.

Federico Antelo - Plastic artist, textile designer and art and design teacher. Experimenting with handmade printing techniques and creating unique pieces as a result of these artistic experiences are at the core of his project.


Print on Beret linen by Gancedo

"My interest in textile art and design stems from the need to decontextualise the artistic object, to transcend the traditional supports of the work of art and extend its boundaries into the spaces of living and everyday life, the usual fields of design and its multiple disciplines.

This work of art focuses on experimenting with colour as an agent capable of configuring multiple visual landscapes or realities, and on the relationship between colour and the form it contains on the textile surface. That is to say, starting from an idea, but without a predetermined or closed goal, it seeks the meaning of the work in the experience of the creative process itself and its evolution. In this particular case, the experimentation has been linked to colour and its capacity to mutate the form, placing on the fabric the variables of saturation, contrast, opacity and observing how all of them acquire multiple and variable behaviours on the textile base.

Raquel Rodrigo was born in Valencia, where she studied Fine Arts, specialising in theatre scenography, and later continued her training in commercial interior design and window dressing.


Casa Hogar

An experiment that allows us to play with design and textile art in furniture.

There's no place like home," said Dorothy, "and who hasn't said that at some point, when we find ourselves in the place that best welcomes us and identifies us?

In the house we find warmth or shelter (physical protection), while in the home we find spiritual protection. It is the part that is most necessary for us to develop as human beings.

Casa Hogar is an artistic installation where the spectator can walk through, visit the house that has been created and find furniture collected from the street embroidered with words that transmit emotions.


During the Madrid Design Festival, the company becomes a platform that gives recognition and prominence to different artists of different profiles, with the common objective of using textiles as part of their creation.

Faced with the challenge of filling a space with GANCEDO's fabrics and materials, the TetuanCrea collective makes a proposal that is both playful and vengeful. To this end, it has recreated a scenic space in which the visitor is invited, in a symbolic and collective way, to participate in an immersive experience of the Tetuán neighbourhood, and to get to know two of its traces of identity: the low brick houses built at the end of the 19th century and the courtyards where social life was generated between craftsmen, workers and neighbours.

To achieve this, around 15 artists, designers and craftsmen with workshops in the neighbourhood worked on an initial idea by the visual artist Ciuco Gutiérrez. The final result brings together in a spectacular way the languages and personal contributions of each of the participants, without losing the collective character of the proposal.