Martí Guixe , a designer with conceptual look visionary and unconventional, has resurrected an old Kerman carpet, giving life to the mythical pictorial designs of birds, flowers, horses and deer that come and go ... like ghosts. True to the curious simplicity and seriousness of the artist's works,
Ghost is a rug that plays with shades of black and white, a mysterious blend of past & present. The noise and saturation of traditional drawing provides a contemporary twist, we moved to the fast pace of the scene, so old and yet so present. "Every day was a small part, sometimes painting at daylight, sometimes at night ...
"The graphics arrhythmias reflected my different moods over 3 months of work, gives to Ghost a mystical element. "
- 100% Wool (New Zealand)
- 200 x 300 cm / 6 feet 7 inches x 9 feet 10 inches
- 300 x 400 cm / 9 feet 10 inches x 13 feet 1 inches
- Can be dry-cleaned
Nanimarquina is a textile design company based in Barcelona with manufacturing in India, Morocco, Pakistan and Spain. Primarily focused on floor coverings, Nanimarquina's desire to "make, live and offer design" is executed with a strong emphasis on fair trade and labour, sustainable development and contemporising traditional craftmanship. Focusing on area rugs, Nanimarquina has become a leader in the market - both by design standards and ethical business practices.
Nanimarquina's core values include: observation, innovation, emotion and communication. Drawing inspiration from raw materials and traditional techniques, owner/designer Nani Marquina has developed an impressive collection comprised of her own creations and those of internationally acclaimed designers. Ron Arad (Do-Lo-Rez), Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec (Losanges), Ana Mir & Emili Padros (Flying Carpet), and Tord Boontje (Little Field of Flowers) are just a few samples of talent working with Marquina. Ranging from the rustic and simplistic to modern and even politically charged, Nanimarquina truly offers something for every home and interest.
Nanimarquina has been recognized by several prestigious design and business excellence awards since its origins in 1987 including Spain's National Design Award, ICFF Editor's Awards and La Millor Botiga Del Mon (best 2010 business initiative, Barcelona) among many others. Nani Marquina herself has also received the Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Award from the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce and the 2007 FIDEM Award for Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year. Nanimarquina is also an avid member of Care and Fair - an organization of companies committed to eradicating child labour in the carpet industry and support health and education opportunities in India, Nepal and Pakistan. Nanimarquina allocates 1% of the value of their carpet imports to Care and Fair.
Nanimarquina Ghost Rug Designed by:
- Marti Guixe
"There are several products in which the shape is not important and the function is more important. I think the way to do that is working basically with ideas, so that the shapes and materials become anecdotal." - Martí Guixé
Martí Guixé is a Spanish designer living in Barcelona and Berlin. He graduated in interior design from Elisava in Barcelona in 1985 and enrolled in an industrial design study program in Scuola Politecnica di Design di Milano in 1986. In 2001, as a statement against the limited scope of the traditional designer and to open new possibilities for the industry Guixé started an ex-designer movement, defining himself by the same name.
Guixé is very outspoken in his dislike of design as stylized object and form. Rather than reshaping existing products Guixé’s work claims to alter ways of seeing and thinking. Design to Guixé needs to evoke constant evaluation of the parameters of function and active engagement and reinvention on the part of the consumer. It should be firmly rooted in contemporary experience and not linger in past structures of functionality. Because of this critical and provocative attitude his work is sometimes associated with the critical design movement, popularized by Fiona Raby and Anthony Dunne, but in general is more playful and less moralistic.
His non-objective approach is reflected in the frequent use of disposable or cheap materials and the quick and ephemeral character of much of his work. The final design often seems only one outcome of innumerable possibilities.
An integrated part of Guixés conceptual approach is his interest in design as a platform for questioning, visualising and influencing contemporary human behaviour. With a focus on patterns of consumption, exchange of information and the process of choice.
Guixés sensitivity towards materials that are quick, readily available and oriented towards mass consumption led him to become an important innovator in food design. He understood food design as a way to re-evaluate and redesign the structure around food, the industry and the consumer. Void from nostalgia, food for Guixé is primarily an edible designed product, an object that negates any reference to cooking, tradition and gastronomy.