Design by Martí Guixé, 2010.
Martí Guixé's love of contrast is embodied in the Extended Rug, whose point of departure — a traditional Persian tapestry — is extended to unexpected limits. This modern rug possesses graphic iconography that is characteristic of the designer, whose works stand out for being very conceptual. Each monochrome area represents the amount of color that is inside the frame of a Persian rug, de-centralized.
Tradition and modernity, classicism and contemporaneity are cut and pasted to make a rational whole, fusing together without blending. The Extended Rug is hand-tufted of 100% New Zealand wool.
This is a handmade craft product. Minor variations, in size and color, are inevitable. Do not dryclean.
Material(s): 100% New Zealand wool
Designer: Marti Guixe
Martí Guixé studied in Barcelona and Milan as an interior and industrial designer. In 1994, while periodically working as a design advisor in Seoul and living in Berlin, he formulated a new way to understand the culture of products. Guixé started to exhibit his work in 1997. His non-conventional gaze provides brilliant and simple ideas of a curious seriousness.
Martí Guixé is based in Barcelona and Berlin and has worked for companies such as Authentics, B-sign, Camper, Cha-cha, Chupa-Chups, Desigual, Droog Design, Essencial mediterraneo, Imaginarium, Isee2, Magis, nanimarquina, Saporiti and Very Lustre. Recent publications include: Martí Guixé 1:1, and Martí Guixé Cookbook.
Martí Guixé's work has been on exhibition at MoMA (New York), MuDAC (Lausanne), MACBA (Barcelona) and Centre Pompidou (Paris).View other products by Marti Guixe
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