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Formosa Rug

By Michael Lin, from Nanimarquina
$4,513.00
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Design by Michael Lin, 2009.
By nanimarquina.

Created by the versatile and authentic Japanese artist Michael Lin, "Formosa" evokes the name 16th-century Portuguese sailors gave to the island of Taiwan. The rug's delicate and attractive style combines Pop aesthetics with Taiwanese pictorial tradition.

It took three years of meticulous work to reproduce the subtle use of color on wool that is characteristic of Lin, who specializes in transforming large, cold and bland spaces into luminous organic fields of intense shades. The type of knot used to make the Formosa Rug makes it 40% more dense than most other hand-knotted rugs giving it more weight and better quality.

Hand-knotted of 100% New Zealand wool, the Formosa Rug is available in Blue or Red in two sizes.

Dimensions
  • 5 Ft. 6 In. X 7 Ft. 9 In. (weight: 35.1 lbs)
  • 6 Ft. 6 In. X 9 Ft. 8 In. (weight: 55.1 lbs)
  • Wool pile height: 0.4"
  • Total height: 0.6"
Material(s)
100% New Zealand wool
Notes
This is a handmade craft product. Minor variations, in size and color, are inevitable.
Item Number
NMQ-FORMOSA-RUG
Model(s)
FORMOSA-RUG

Design by Michael Lin, 2009.
By nanimarquina.

Created by the versatile and authentic Japanese artist Michael Lin, "Formosa" evokes the name 16th-century Portuguese sailors gave to the island of Taiwan. The rug's delicate and attractive style combines Pop aesthetics with Taiwanese pictorial tradition.

It took three years of meticulous work to reproduce the subtle use of color on wool that is characteristic of Lin, who specializes in transforming large, cold and bland spaces into luminous organic fields of intense shades. The type of knot used to make the Formosa Rug makes it 40% more dense than most other hand-knotted rugs giving it more weight and better quality.

Hand-knotted of 100% New Zealand wool, the Formosa Rug is available in Blue or Red in two sizes.

Nanimarquina: Reinventing the rug

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.

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Michael Lin

Born in Taiwan, Michael Lin graduated from the Fine Art Department of The Design Center in Pasadena, California. After returning to Taiwan in 1993, he developed his work as an artist working with the artist collective IT Park. During the following nine years in Taiwan he developed what will go on to define the core of his artistic concerns, a reflection on Asian tradition, ornamentation and architecture, and the practice of art and life.

Since 1999 Michael Lin has been invited to exhibit his work internationally, for example, The Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial (1999), The Venice Biennial (2001), and The International 2002, Liverpool Biennial. He was a resident at the Cite International des Arts in Paris from 2002-03 and has since exhibited extensively in Europe, in institutions such as Palais de Tokyo, the inaugural exhibition (2002), Kunstmuseum, Luzern (2003), and Kunsthalle Wien (2005).

Along with his exhibitions he also has been invited to make public commissions worldwide. Michael Lin's public works can be seen at the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan; Kunstlinie Theater/Art Center, Almere, The Netherlands; Rogaland School of Art, Stavanger, Norway; L'ecole des Cigales, Beausoleil, France; and a mural at the Pierre De Geyterstraat, for the City of Gent, Belgium.

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