The hand-woven Knitted rug pays a simple tribute to texture with its braided surface created with the Soumak technique. Made with jute fibres, this is a fresh and rustic rug, soft and resistant. An appeal to the senses, a welcome return to the basics in life.
The intrinsic beauty of natural fibres connects us with the world of nature. The organic fibres, such as nettle and jute, silk and wool, have been carefully selected to create this collection of rugs that reflects the diversity that nature has to offer.
The fibres are twisted together to create a continuous thread, a highly laborious manual process that enriches the fabric, providing a soft and unique texture for each rug. One of the few collections to present block colours, the rugs are pattern-free and the fibre is the protagonist.
The techniques involved and the different fibres create the unique colours and textures, similar to an individual thumbprint.
Hand knotted Jute
- Size Description
170 x 240cm
200 x 300cm
300 x 400cm (upon request)
True to herself and sensing the success her designs could reap, she created her own business in 1987 despite the difficulties of the times. The company’s second generation was incorporated in 2002, consolidating its growth and international expansion. True to her design roots, Nani Marquina launched her namesake brand in 1987, a time in which contemporary rugs were non-existent in Spain. After studying industrial design at the Escuela Massana of Barcelona and enjoying the success of her first bespoke textile designs, Nani launched nanimarquina, a brand dedicated to the design, creation, and distribution of rugs and textile products for the home, based on values such as observation, innovation, and enthusiasm, with the goal to use traditional craftsmanship and techniques to create contemporary pieces. In 1993, Nani Marquina embarked on a daring business venture: she moved manufacturing facilities to the north of India. The further incorporation of craftsmanship and tradition as a new design concept marked a clear difference, consolidating the brand. Throughout the years, the brand has garnered numerous awards such as the National Design Award and the Premi Cambra a la Gestió Empresarial (Chamber Award for Design Management) in 2005, as well as several nominations for the Príncipe Felipe Award for Company Excellence. Nani Marquina has also recently received the International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Award from the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, a personal achievement that led to the 2007 FIDEM Award for Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year. She has enjoyed tenure as the Chairwoman of ADP (Professional Design Association), and of Red (Reunión Empresas de Diseño). Starting in 2014, Nani Marquina is the President of the FAD, (Foment de les Arts i Disseny), in Barcelona.