Shakespeare in Africa 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.
Milton Glaser, an American designer, was born in New York City on June 26, 1929. In 1952, the award of a Fulbright Scholarship allowed Glaser to study with the painter Giorgio Morandi in Bologna and he became a spokesman for the ethical practice of design. Glaser's list of accomplishments include the founding of Pushpin Studios in 1954, becoming co-founder of New York magazine in 1968, establishing Milton Glaser, Inc. in 1974 and, in 1983, teaming with Walter Bernard to form the publication design firm WBMG.
Glaser's work garnered him one man shows at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York and several of his pieces reside in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. Glaser was the first graphic designer to receive the National Medal of Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts in the United States. As a renowned graphic and architectural designer, his works range from iconic logos to the complete graphic and decorative program for restaurants in the World Trade Center. Throughout his career, Glaser has been a prolific designer of posters and prints and has become one of the most celebrated graphic designers in the U.S. Glaser has received Lifetime Achievement awards from the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Fulbright Association.