Carpet Diem

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April 10, 2014
Nanimarquina, the Barcelona-based rug manufacturer, experiments with color and patterns at Milan Design Week 2014.
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  The Rabari collection by the London design studio Doshi Levien consists of three carpets handmade in India using the hand-knotted and hand-woven Sumak techniques. "At the very beginning of the project, we decided to create a series of rugs that evoke the sensual and shiny world of tribal folk embroidery in India," Doshi Levien says. "We wanted our collection for Nanimarquina to reference the unfinished embroideries, like studies of different techniques in progress, as they gradually emerge over time." Photo courtesy of Nanimarquina.

    The Rabari collection by the London design studio Doshi Levien consists of three carpets handmade in India using the hand-knotted and hand-woven Sumak techniques. "At the very beginning of the project, we decided to create a series of rugs that evoke the sensual and shiny world of tribal folk embroidery in India," Doshi Levien says. "We wanted our collection for Nanimarquina to reference the unfinished embroideries, like studies of different techniques in progress, as they gradually emerge over time." Photo courtesy of Nanimarquina.

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  Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec's Losanges collection, one of Nanimarquina's most successful, is a careful study in color and pattern transferred onto a technically complex rug. "I am really proud of Losanges," Erwan Bouroullec says, "not only because it provides some qualities and some textures that are so difficult to achieve in an industrial process, but also because it is the result of the order and the lovely disorder caused by the shades and the lines breaking the geometry of the diamonds." Photo courtesy of Nanimarquina.

    Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec's Losanges collection, one of Nanimarquina's most successful, is a careful study in color and pattern transferred onto a technically complex rug. "I am really proud of Losanges," Erwan Bouroullec says, "not only because it provides some qualities and some textures that are so difficult to achieve in an industrial process, but also because it is the result of the order and the lovely disorder caused by the shades and the lines breaking the geometry of the diamonds." Photo courtesy of Nanimarquina.

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  An earlier version of the Losanges rug, part of Marquina’s 2011 collection, anchors the master bedroom of Nani Marquina's Ibiza home. Photo by Albert Font.  Photo by: Albert Font

    An earlier version of the Losanges rug, part of Marquina’s 2011 collection, anchors the master bedroom of Nani Marquina's Ibiza home. Photo by Albert Font.

    Photo by: Albert Font

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  Martí Guixé's Ghost rug for Nanimarguina plays with shadows in black and white, as pictorial motifs of birds, flowers, horses, and deep appear and disappear in it like ghosts. "I worked on a small part each day, sometimes painting during the day and sometimes at night," Guixé says. "The graphic arrhythmias reflect my different moods over a period of three months of work and give Ghost a touch of mysticism."

    Martí Guixé's Ghost rug for Nanimarguina plays with shadows in black and white, as pictorial motifs of birds, flowers, horses, and deep appear and disappear in it like ghosts. "I worked on a small part each day, sometimes painting during the day and sometimes at night," Guixé says. "The graphic arrhythmias reflect my different moods over a period of three months of work and give Ghost a touch of mysticism."

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  The Natural collection, which Nanimarquina presented in 2013, is produced from a wide variety of natural fibers. Photo courtesy of Nanimarquina.

    The Natural collection, which Nanimarquina presented in 2013, is produced from a wide variety of natural fibers. Photo courtesy of Nanimarquina.

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  Five new models from the Natural collection, exhibited at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, draw their inspiration from Japanese Tatamis. Photo courtesy of Nanimarquina.

    Five new models from the Natural collection, exhibited at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, draw their inspiration from Japanese Tatamis. Photo courtesy of Nanimarquina.

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