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 the Basque Country (País Vasco) in 1965, Martín Azúa graduated from Universidad de Barcelona in Fine Arts, specializing in Design. He also holds a post-graduate degree in Architecture and Design of Ephemeral Installations at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
He lives in Barcelona where he combines his work as a designer with teaching at the ELISAVA School of Design. He currently collaborates as a designer with a variety of companies and institutions, while at the same time carrying out experimental and research works that have been shown both in individual and group exhibitions, as well as projects appearing in renowned journals and international publications.
Martín Azúa designed the medals for the Barcelona World Swimming Championships 2003 and was responsible for packaging Madrid's bid for the 2012 Olympics. His Basic House piece has been acquired for the MOMA museum in New York.View other products by Martin Azua
Born in Barcelona, Gerard Moliné is an industrial designer from ELISAVA School of Design. He currently works as a designer from his own studio, estudimoliné. He also co-founded estudio azuamoliné together with Martín Ruiz de Azúa (2003-2006).
Gerard Moliné was a distance learning teacher for GSD at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (2005-2006). He collaborates with a variety of companies and institutions, and his experimental design works have appeared in various exhibitions and publications.
Among other awards Gerard Moliné has received the ADI FAD 2002 medal, the Expohogar Regalo 2005 Prize, Top Nominated INDEX 2005 and Expohogar Regalo 2006.View other products by Gerard Moline