Faced with the challenge of blank paper, some authors capture its very essence on designer rugs. A graphic and industrial designer, a painter, a fashion designer and a writer and art gallery director create each of these four exclusive designs, in which four very personal visions of the rug as contemporary object are made clear. All have something in common: choosing the absence of color, black and white in monochrome, to intensify its identity. A dichotomy. A horizontal canvas. A work of art underfoot.
- 100% Wool (New Zealand)
- 250 x 250 cm / 8 feet 2 inches x 8 feet 2 inches
- Dry cleaning not recommended
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
Nanimarquina Black on White Limbo Rug Designed by:
- Xano Armenter , 2008
Born in Las Palmas in a Catalan family, Armenter studied graphic design and art at the Escola Eina in Barcelona. The artist looks to Catalan informalism, emergent local conceptualism and pop for inspiration.
In 1980, Armenter moved to New York, to study at the School of Visual Arts with Milton Glaser (1981), and at the New York Academy (1982). Living in the East Village, he was curious about the influence of “pattern painting”, an ephemeral movement with a high impact on the urban scene of the legendary city, where graffiti and a new generation of artists proposed an early return to painting.
During the ‘90s, and a subsequent move to Los Angeles, his work takes on a colourful abstraction while experimenting with figurative representations. Barcelona is now his home, and his work can be found in collections around the world.