Leading up to their 30th anniversary in 2017 Nani Marquina launches ‘Nanimarquina, 30 years in 5 minutes’, a film rich in process that explores the journey of one of the world’s most creative rug makers.
Here more space looks back on the Spanish brand's history.
In many parts of the world where Spanish rug maker Nanimarquina works, craftsmanship is generational and the process is just as important as the final design.
Head designer, founder and namesake Nani Marquina, founded the Barcelona-based, family owned, contemporary rug making company in 1987 at the height of a surge in popularity for Spanish design.
Always looking for ways to reinvent the meaning and possibilities of their craft, the group experiments with the traditional skills of rug making transformed in the hands of the craftspeople and designers they collaborate with.
The nomadic origins of rug making and its strong symbolism inspired the group to work all over the world. Researching weaving techniques, the simplicity of materials and the beauty of textures, colours and shapes, in 1993 Nanimarquina moved its production to the north of India where the group now works with centuries-old local skills that have been passed down, generation by generation.
It’s here that Nanimarquina blends the beauty of old skills and cultures with contemporary ideas in collaboration with designers including Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, Doshi Levien’s Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien, and Ron Arad.
The collections they produce offer a new personal experience and a philosophy connecting east and west, creating balance and reinvigorating creativity through heritage.
The Melbourne design studio founded by architect Gilad Ritz and interior architect Jean-Paul Ghougassian is building a reputation for finely honed interiors that have won the duo a prestigious AIDA Emerging Interior Design Practice Award and a loyal following.
To celebrate 120 years, Giorgetti has released the book 'Object to Project – Giorgetti design since 1898' that uncovers the history and traditions of the company and a community of makers in Brianza, that remains as relevant today as it was when Giorgetti first began working with timber in 1898.
It’s official, Milan Design Week 2018 was the city’s biggest gathering ever with half a million visitors in just six days. Now that the dust has settled, more space revisits the week’s highlights with a look at Australian brand SP01 that just over a year since its debut is represented around the world, from Los Angeles to Toronto, London, Paris and Vienna.
For the launch of their Museum of Extinct Animals show in Milan, Moooi searched museum archives to find drawings and stories of some of the extraordinary animals the world has lost, bringing them back into focus through the new Extinct Animals collection.
Patricia Urquiola was recently in Singapore to launch the exhibition 'This Will Be The Place’ that accompanies the thought-provoking book produced by Cassina and edited by 'Pop-Up' magazine’s Felix Burrichter to commemorate Cassina's 90th birthday.
Milan Design Week is over for another year and the Salone Internazionale del Mobile, installations, parties, talks and exhibitions have delivered. With the help of the Space team, more space has gathered together a list of our top 18 in 2018 – a roll call of our favourite chairs, tables, armchairs, beds, sofas and lights by some of the most exciting designers and manufacturers on show.
The Triennale design museum is buzzing and the playful 'Temple in the Forest' pavilion at Palazzo Litta by artist Asif Khan has become one of the week's best places to relax. more space makes a beeline for Porro, GTV and the work of legendary architect Luigi Caccia Dominioni inside the frescoed hall of the Umanitaria. Here is what we discovered on day four.
It's the mid-point of Milan Design Week when design themes and variations start taking shape. On the ground, exhibitions are tackling ethical consumption, reversing the waste stream and living smaller, while looking at lessons learnt through our design history – including the work of Achille Castiglioni at the Kartell Museum. Here are our highlights from day three.
Spring has arrived in Milan which just makes everything even more beautiful in this Renaissance city. more space visits Local Design at 'Local Milan', Foscarini, Kartell, Lee Broom and the Nilufar Gallery, and in the process gets up close to the city’s historic and more private architecture. Here is what we found on day two.
On the bustling streets of Milan where the design world has arrived for seven days of festivities, more space visits Moooi, Cassina, B&B Italia, Giorgetti and SP01 to see new designs and exhibitions and survey the installations around the city that are drawing crowds and feeding Instagram. Here is our snapshot from day one of the fair.