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 the Basque Country (País Vasco) in 1965, Martín Azúa graduated from Universidad de Barcelona in Fine Arts, specializing in Design. He also holds a post-graduate degree in Architecture and Design of Ephemeral Installations at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
He lives in Barcelona where he combines his work as a designer with teaching at the ELISAVA School of Design. He currently collaborates as a designer with a variety of companies and institutions, while at the same time carrying out experimental and research works that have been shown both in individual and group exhibitions, as well as projects appearing in renowned journals and international publications.
Martín Azúa designed the medals for the Barcelona World Swimming Championships 2003 and was responsible for packaging Madrid's bid for the 2012 Olympics. His Basic House piece has been acquired for the MOMA museum in New York.View other products by Martin Azua
Born in Barcelona, Gerard Moliné is an industrial designer from ELISAVA School of Design. He currently works as a designer from his own studio, estudimoliné. He also co-founded estudio azuamoliné together with Martín Ruiz de Azúa (2003-2006).
Gerard Moliné was a distance learning teacher for GSD at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (2005-2006). He collaborates with a variety of companies and institutions, and his experimental design works have appeared in various exhibitions and publications.
Among other awards Gerard Moliné has received the ADI FAD 2002 medal, the Expohogar Regalo 2005 Prize, Top Nominated INDEX 2005 and Expohogar Regalo 2006.View other products by Gerard Moline
Born in Barcelona, Gonzalo Milà is an Industrial Designer trained at the Elisava Design School in Barcelona. He currently develops projects for public works, furniture, lighting and accessories in his studio. From 2003 to 2007 he taught at the Elisava Design School and on the Degree in Design program at the School of Architecture of Barcelona alongside Beth Galí.
From 1999 to 2001 Gonzalo Milà worked at Santa & Cole on product development and as editor in the Urban Division. He founded the Ines-Milà studio together with Juan Carlos Ines in 1994, creating the Sillarga and Sicurta (a public lounger and chair for Escofet) and the Teula wine rack for Miscellània by Mercé Bohigas.
Gonzalo Milà and Martina Zink were awarded the silver 'Delta' prize in 2005 for the Bina beach litter bin, made by Santa & Cole; he received the silver 'Delta' in 2001 for the Rama series of streetlamps made by Santa & Cole; the AEPD Award 1995 for the Mojón Segado boundary stone together with Juan Carlos Ines, made by Escofet; First Prize at the Valencia International Furniture Fair in 1994 for the Tutombas Pranha easy chair; and Second Prize in the Castilla La Mancha Department of Industry Award in 1992 for the Agarrón Espiga coat rack together with Luís Victory, made by Encant.View other products by Gonzalo Milà
(Barcelona) After studying industrial design at the Escuela Massana of Barcelona and realizing the success of her first made-to-order textile designs, Nani Marquina embarked on a career of industrial design. She created her own business in 1987 (nanimarquina) dedicated to the design, creation and distribution of rugs and textile products for the home, which were based on values such as observation, innovation, enthusiasm and the ability to make craft traditions contemporary.
Nani Marquina has been recognized with many awards, including: the National Design Award and the Premi Cambra a la Gestió Empresarial (Chamber Award of Design Management) in 2005, as well as several nominations for the Príncipe Felipe Award for Company Excellence. Nani Marquina has also recently received the International Women's Entrepreneurial Challenge Award from the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, a personal achievement that led to the 2007 FIDEM Award for Entrepreneurial Woman of the Year. She has been the Chairwoman of ADP (Professional Design Association) since 2006.View other products by Nani Marquina