The artwork of Eduardo Chillida (1924-2002) currently represents one of the greatest accomplishments of the arts in the late 20th century. This year nanimarquina has created Chillida collection based on a chronological selection of his work, from Figura Humana 1948, through Dibujo Tinta 1957, to Collage 1966 that reflects the process prior to his most famous sculpture, the Peine del Viento in San Sebastián. It also includes two pictures of his famous hands from the 90s, and Gravitación, 1993 and 1994, where he creates a new form of relief, sculpture made of paper. All this work has been accurately translated into the rugs. All of them are handmade using various techniques and different materials like wool, silk and mohair, to give texture and show the essence of his wok and provide desired value.
- Eduardo Chillida, 2012
- Dibujo Tinta 1957: 100% Wool (New Zealand)
- Collage 1966: 100% Wool (New Zealand)
- Mano 1993: 100% Hand-spun New Zealand wool
- Figura Humana 1948: 100% Wool (New Zealand)
- Gravitación 1994: 57% Hand-spun New Zealand Wool + 43% Silk
- Dibujo Tinta 1957: 178 x 240 cm / 5 feet 10 inches x 7 feet 10 inches
- Collage 1966: 177 x 240 cm / 5 feet 10 inches x 7 feet 10 inches
- Mano 1993: 184 x 240 cm / 6 feet x 7 feet 10 inches
- Figura Humana 1948: 200 x 293 cm / 6 feet 7 inches x 9 feet 7 inches
- Gravitación 1994: 250 x 276 cm / 8 feet 2 inches x 9 feet
- Can be dry-cleaned
Nanimarquina is a textile design company based in Barcelona with manufacturing in India, Morocco, Pakistan and Spain. Primarily focused on floor coverings, Nanimarquina's desire to "make, live and offer design" is executed with a strong emphasis on fair trade and labour, sustainable development and contemporising traditional craftmanship. Focusing on area rugs, Nanimarquina has become a leader in the market - both by design standards and ethical business practices.
Nanimarquina's core values include: observation, innovation, emotion and communication. Drawing inspiration from raw materials and traditional techniques, owner/designer Nani Marquina has developed an impressive collection comprised of her own creations and those of internationally acclaimed designers. Ron Arad (Do-Lo-Rez), Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec (Losanges), Ana Mir & Emili Padros (Flying Carpet), and Tord Boontje (Little Field of Flowers) are just a few samples of talent working with Marquina. Ranging from the rustic and simplistic to modern and even politically charged, Nanimarquina truly offers something for every home and interest.
Nanimarquina has been recognized by several prestigious design and business excellence awards since its origins in 1987 including Spain's National Design Award, ICFF Editor's Awards and La Millor Botiga Del Mon (best 2010 business initiative, Barcelona) among many others. Nani Marquina herself has also received the Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Award from the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and the 2007 FIDEM Award for Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year. Nanimarquina is also an avid member of Care and Fair - an organization of companies committed to eradicating child labour in the carpet industry and support health and education opportunities in India, Nepal and Pakistan. Nanimarquina allocates 1% of the value of their carpet imports to Care and Fair.www.nanimarquina.com