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, Oscar Tusquets Blanca is an architect by profession, designer by adaptation, painter by vocation and writer out of the need to make friends — the prototype of the all-round artist that the specialization of the modern world has brought to the verge of extinction.
Oscar Tusquets Blanca graduated as an architect in 1965 from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura in Barcelona. A founding member of the disappeared Studio Per, he worked with Lluís Clotet until 1984 on the great majority of his projects. He launched his career as a furniture and object designer as a founding member of Bd Ediciones de Diseño. Later he collaborated with prestigious Spanish, Italian and German factories. Some of his pieces form part of the collections of important museums such as the MOMA in New York or the George Pompidou centre in Paris.
Among his many awards, Oscar Tusquets Blanca has received the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes, the Premio Nacional de Diseño, the insignia of Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and the Creu de Sant Jordi. In addition he has twice won the Premio Ciutat de Barcelona, and several FAD de Arquitectura and Delta de Diseño.View other products by Oscar Tusquets Blanca