Nanimarquina’s 25th Anniversary
by Meghan Edwards | Thursday, July 19, 2012
What does a leading Spanish rug manufacturer do to celebrate its 25th birthday? If you’re Nanimarquina, you cover a city square in Barcelona with a patchwork of 60 wool, silk, and cotton creations in vibrant colors. The objective was to observe the interaction of people with everyday indoor design elements when they’re unexpectedly transported outdoors.
The company has spent a quarter century designing and editing superbly crafted contemporary rugs and selling them to more than 50 countries. Nanimarquina’s export figures account for more than 80 percent of its turnover. To mark these accomplishments, the manufacturer coordinated an installation earlier this month in Virreina Square in the famous Gracia district of Barcelona. Dozens of visitors to the site experienced an array of textures, colors and design.