The Company Behind the Mediterranean’s Best Cabanas Now Does Wigwams

That pole-and-sheet rig in your backyard? Burn it.

October 11, 2016 9:00 am

Every American kid did it:

Tried their darndest to imitate a wigwam in the backyard (or living room) by hanging a sheet from a pole/chair/doorknob. Some were sucessful; others ridiculous. It took Spanish outdoor living brand Gandiablasco to make a luxury version, and boy, does it look welcoming. 

Gandiablasco, based in Valencia, Spain, is a 75-year-old design firm that’s already made a name for itself with outdoor tables and seating units. If you’ve recently reserved a private cabana at a dance club facing the Mediterranean, there’s a good chance it was designed by Gandiablasco. 

With this latest project, designer José A. Gandia-Blasco updates the super-traditional shape of the wigwam for high-end outdoor lifestyles. The pyramid structure gets its shape from four sturdy plastic sheets and aluminum poles. Inside, there’s enough room for a “mini-mattress” or cushions, according to Inhabitat. 

Consider it a high-end ’10s verison of a low-key ’80s staple — the Avengers to Stranger Things, if you will. 

If you need some time to sort out your anachronistic cultural references, we suggest doing it inside a Glandiablasco piece, for maximum piece of mind. Seaside location optimal — but any backyard/meadow will do. 

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