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Nanimarquina – When looking down is a good thing

Can you hear your parents telling you to not look down when they’re talking to you? And friends, family or therapists (not that you need one) telling you to look up or look ahead when life is challenging? Well, generally speaking they’re probably on to something but not when there’s a Nanimarquina rug in the room.

We met up with these great rugmakers when we covered ICFF in New York last month. New at the show was their rug created by Milton Glaser, yes, the celebrated graphic artist most know for the I ♥ NYC logo. Milton used African patterns over a likeness of, none other than, William Shakespeare for a piece that certainly makes a conversation starter. The design is also available without William’s likeness for the less adventurous.

In honor of celebrated artist Eduardo Chillida, Nanimarquina has created a chronological series of rugs that perfectly reflect Eduardo’s work. We love the simplicity of Figura Humana form 1948.

African House is a collection inspired by the beautiful artwork Besotho tribes women create on the front of their adobe homes as interpretations of prayers to their ancestors.

And finally we would like to share Little Field of Flowers, a collection of carefully handwoven, multi-dimensional rugs that become a romantic addition to the space and are thick enough to lounge on.

Can you see how, if you don’t look down once in a while, you might miss the best things? For more on Nanimarquina, please see their website.


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