Last night I have the pleasure to attend to an event at Dsegnare showroom in San Francisco, where the talented Spanish rug designer, Nani Marquina herself was talking about her latest collection and also a little bit about her story and work trajectory.
Entrepreneur and very inspiring woman, that was immersed in a world of creativity from her early childhood, due to her father being one of the pioneers of Spanish design. Her brand is gonna be 30 years next year.
She travels the world, from India to Pakistan looking for the right method of work, the right materials, textures..
She was in San Francisco presenting her latest collection of rugs, here a couple of photos of the window design at Dsegnare and also the conversation as part of the event.
Thank you so much for a lovely night!!
Here are two of my favorite lines :
Jie, a collaboration with Neri&Hu, that takes inspiration from the tile patterns of Shanghai streets, a place where life literally happens. The name of the collection corresponds to Jie , the Chinese character that embodies the essence of a city : the constant movement, dynamism and frenetic activity. The result is an eclectic hand-tufted rug From Nanimarquina, presenting different pile heights and finishes, made 100% new wool.
The Tres Collection reflects nanimarquina’s passion for craftsmanship, specifically paying tribute to the ancient craft of weaving. With this collection, the desire is to reclaim the basics, to appreciate the beauty in details and respect tradition.
Tres is a traditional Indian flat-weave Dhurrie rug. Its unique quality lies in the production of three independent parts in which different fibres predominate. The proportion and combination of wool, felt, and cotton generate changes in tone and irregularities in the weave, bringing the pattern to life.
The collection is an exercise in honesty, showcasing the weaving structure almost in a pedagogically style, without fear of revealing the warp. The fringes also help to understand the construction process thus enhancing the differentiation between the three pieces that finally blend together invisibly.