Design by Nani Marquina and Ariadna Miquel, 2006.
Each Bicicleta Rug is made using 130-140 bicycle inner tubes, collected and processed in India where the bicycle is the most common mode of transportation. This exclusive ecological rug raises awareness about using biodegradable or recycled products, while it also represents a point of transgression for today's most avant-garde spaces.
The Bicicleta Rug is hand-loomed from 100% recycled rubber and is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
This is a handmade craft product made from recycled material. The worn appearance is normal. Minor variations, in size and color, are inevitable. Hand wash.
Material(s): 100% Recycled rubber, polyester
By: Robyn (Wa)
Beautiful rugs! And perfect for our office where there's a lot of traffic!
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
Designer: Ariadna Miquel
Born in Barcelona, 1979.
Ariadna Miquel graduated in Industrial Design at Elisava, Escola Superior de Disseny. She was awarded the Medalla Adi Fad 2002 (Foment de les Arts i el Disseny). Through different workshops she participates in various projects for companies such as Alcatel and Bormioli Rocco and is also part of the exhibition Reflexus, with Ingo Maurer in the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica and the installation Flux Mundis for the MNAC, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya.
After working in the studios of Martín Azúa and Emiliana Design Studio (Ana Mir + Emili Padrós), she joined the design team of nanimarquina in 2003. Here she has been involved in the development of the brand's collections and those of external collaborators. At nanimarquina, she follows projects through to production, hand in hand with the suppliers and artisans. In 2008 and 2009, she served on Adi Fad's executive board.View other products by Ariadna Miquel
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