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 Valencia, Ana Mir received a Fine Arts Degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and MA ID Master Of Arts in Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins, London (1992-1994). Her Master studies in the UK were funded by Valencian Government IMPIVA. She shares Emiliana Design Studio based in Barcelona with Emili Padrós, working together on various commissions and at the same time developing individual research projects.
Ana Mir has participated in national and international group exhibitions and workshops and lectures in Berlin, Rome, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Reykjavik, Paris, Madrid and Barcelona. She has had two solo exhibitions, Shock Design (2001) and Sin título (2003) at the gallery H2O in Barcelona. In 2002 Ana was asked to submit several of her designs to the permanent collection of Fons Nationale d'art Contemporain- FNAC of France.View other products by Ana Mir
Born in Barcelona, Emili Padrós studied Industrial Design at Elisava School, Barcelona (1987-1991) and received a Master of Arts in Industrial Design in the Central Saint Martins School of Arts and Design, London (1992-1994). He has shared Emiliana Design Studio based in Barcelona with Ana Mir, working together on different commissions and at the same time developing individual research projects.
Emili Padrós has participated in national and international group exhibitions and workshops and lectures in Berlin, Rome, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Reykjavik, Paris, Madrid and Barcelona. He had a solo exhibition 'Recollections' at the gallery H2O in Barcelona (2002). In 2002 Emili was asked to submit several of his designs to the permanent collection of Fons Nationale d'art Contemporain- FNAC of France.View other products by Emili Padros