Embracing the IFO.

Colour
Gray
Depth
35cm
Fibre composition
Upholstered stool with hand knitted new wool
Height
52cm
Material
Ash wood frame matte finish
Package volume
0.1m3
Weight
5kg
Width
35cm

You’ve seen it all, but nothing like this IFO ( identified non-flying object). It’s Claire-Anne’s lovely soft stool. It loves to be hugged or, alternatively, used for sitting on.


Claire Anne O’Brien

Originally from Co.Cork Ireland, Claire-Anne O’Brien is a textile designer based in London.
She graduated with a degree in Textiles from Central Saint Martins in 2006 and worked in knitwear production for 2 years. She then went on to complete a Masters in Constructed Textiles at the Royal College of Art in 2010. After graduation she worked with Unesco in the Himalayas, Northern India developing knitted products using local resources and skills and establishing a sustainable income for the villagers. In 2011 Claire-Anne set up her own studio in East London specialising in constructed textiles.

She has exhibited at London Design Festival, Milan Furniture Fair, Wool Modern and Spinexpo.

She received the Future Maker Award in 2011 from the Crafts Council of Ireland.

The studio works on private and commercial commissions and is committed to working with natural materials and local artisans including a team of loyal hand knitters. Claire-Annes practice explores form and scale through material properties and textile making techniques creating fabrics with applications in furniture and interiors.


GAN is the indoor brand of GANDIABLASCO, and its starting point… In the late 80s, José Gandia-Blasco, president of the company, reinvented a family business that had been around for four decades. Faithful to the firm’s origins, José developed new lines of home textiles, betting big on design and incorporating the world of rugs to the offering. This is how the original GAN was born.