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 modernize 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.
Born in Barcelona, London-based Cristian Zuzunaga studied Typo/Graphic Design at the London College of Communiciation followed by an MA in Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art in London. His final degree show was a collaboration with a menswear designer based on the pixel - the icon of our time - and Supermodern Architecture.
Since 2004, Cristian Zuzunaga has been looking at the city as a metaphor, a living organism that evolves and changes in a way that reflects our own evolution. Using architecture and the way global cities such as Barcelona, London, New York or Shanghai are constructed inspires and gives form to his unique visual vocabulary. He uses a combination of graphic design with letterpress and screen-printing techniques to create colorful visual landscapes.
His clients include Kvadrat, Ligne Roset, Christophe Delcourt, Tate Gallery and nanimarquina.View other products by Cristian Zuzunaga