African House RugPrice: $2,500.00
Design by Nani Marquina, 2009.
The African House Rug has its origins in the fascinating murals made by members of the South African Besotho tribe. Besotho women decorate the adobe walls of their homes with plant and flower ornaments, inventing stunning decorative allegories. They are artistic expressions of prayers to their ancestors, to whom they pray for rain, sun and peace.
The African House Rug represents the cultural symbology of the Besotho tribe, bringing their exotic exterior motifs to the interior of our homes. The relief on this hand-tufted 100% wool rug reproduces the mud treatment in their murals, in ochre, earth and sand tones. Austerity and nobility — the essence of African homes. Available in three styles and two sizes.
This is a handmade craft product. Minor variations, in size and color, are inevitable. Do not dryclean.
Material(s): 100% New Zealand wool
- 5 Ft. 6 In. X 7 Ft. 9 In. (weight: 42.3 lbs)
- 6 Ft. 6 In. X 9 Ft. 8 In. (weight: 53.1 lbs)
- Wool pile height: 0.6"
- Total height: 0.8"
Designer: Nani Marquina
(Barcelona) After studying industrial design at the Escuela Massana of Barcelona and realizing the success of her first made-to-order textile designs, Nani Marquina embarked on a career of industrial design. She created her own business in 1987 (nanimarquina) dedicated to the design, creation and distribution of rugs and textile products for the home, which were based on values such as observation, innovation, enthusiasm and the ability to make craft traditions contemporary.
Nani Marquina has been recognized with many awards, including: the National Design Award and the Premi Cambra a la Gestió Empresarial (Chamber Award of Design Management) in 2005, as well as several nominations for the Príncipe Felipe Award for Company Excellence. Nani Marquina has also recently received the International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge Award from the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, a personal achievement that led to the 2007 FIDEM Award for Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year. She has been the Chairwoman of ADP (Professional Design Association) since 2006.View other products by Nani Marquina
nanimarquina: reinventing the rug
nanimarquina was founded in Barcelona in 1987, with one clear idea: to design rugs. It's a simple statement, a transparent declaration of intent that nanimarquina has made a reality by putting into practice values such as observation, innovative endeavor, communication, emotion and knowing how to contemporize traditional craftsmanship. Most nanimarquina designs have been internationally acclaimed and have been presented in museums such as MOMA in New York and Centre Pompidou in Paris.
Conscious of the profound differences between developed and developing countries, nanimarquina has always been directly involved in promoting sustainable development. nanimarquina helps boost the local economies of their manufacturing communities in India, Morocco, Pakistan and Spain, and participates in their progress by offering decent, salaried work opportunities to the inhabitants of those areas.
nanimarquina is committed to using natural, renewable and recyclable resources, such as wool, jute, cotton and silk. Traditional production methods and the use of renewable energy help to maintain and improve natural resources for use by future generations.View other products from nanimarquina