Milan 2016 – Brand new rug collections by Spanish design brand nanimarquina include a series with a rhythmical pattern of colours by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec and Neri&Hu’s designs inspired by Shanghai street-life dynamism but also the Très collection, an honest blend of different fibres that doesn’t fear to show the irregular beauty of traditional Indian flat-weave.
The Lattice collection springs from the organic imagination of the Bouroullec brothers. The basic pattern gives rise to a rhythmical harmony of colours. “Balance, proportion and irregularity are the key elements in the controlled disorder that transforms Lattice into a unique creation” say Ronan and Erwan Bourollec.
Neri&Hu took inspiration from the tile patterns of Shanghai streets, a place where life literally happens. The name of the collection corresponds to Jie 街, the Chinese character that embodies “the essence of a city: the constant movement, dynamism and frenetic activity” explain Neri&Hu. The result is a hand-tufted rug presenting different pile heights and finishes, made of 100% Chokla wool”.
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nanimarquina introduces also the Tres Collection that aims 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” say Nani Marquina.
Photos: courtesy by nanimarquina.