Wool stones running through the floors of a contemporary family home that seeks difference through natural references. This series also plays with paradox, creating smooth river pebbles with rounded edges that adapt to long corridors. Their irregular contours and selection of colors make changeable combinations possible, where you can jump from stone to stone, as if under the surface there was a stream to cross. Their earth tones adapt to any decorative style, bucking trends and clinging to the most basic things in our world.
- Diego Fortunato, 2006
- 100% Wool (New Zealand), Hand tufted
- Stone 1: 100 x 140 cm / 3 feet 3 inches x 4 feet 7 inches
- Stone 2: 90 x 160 cm / 3 feet 0 inches x 5 feet 3 inches
- Stone 3: 75 x 180 cm / 2 feet 6 inches x 5 feet 11 inches
- Stone 4: 120 x 160 cm / 3 feet 11 inches x 5 feet 3 inches
- Stone 5: 100 x 135 cm / 3 feet 3 inches x 4 feet 5 inches
- Stone 6: 140 x 145 cm / 4 feet 7 inches x 4 feet 9 inches
- Little 7: 70 x 80 cm / 2 feet 4 inches x 2 feet 7 feet
- Little 8: 65 x 70 cm / 2 feet 2 inches x 2 feet 4 inches
- Little 9: 60 x 80 cm / 2 feet x 2 feet 7 inches
- Little 10: 70 x 85 cm / 2 feet 4 inches x 2 feet 9 inches
- Little 11: 50 x 110 cm / 1 feet 8 inches x 3 feet 7 inches
- Anti-slip pad included for Little Stones only
- Dry cleaning not recommended
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.