Silver DELTA Award for Rabari!
Coinciding with the closing of FADFest, the ceremony of the DELTA 2014 Awards for best product design has been celebrated.
In this 37th edition, the Rabari 1 rug designed by the study Doshi Levien for nanimarquina has been awarded with the Silver DELTA.
This was the jury’s assessment:
The Silver DELTA goes to the Rabari, designed by Nipa Doshi & Jonathan Levien for the company nanimarquina, for causing a “love at first sight”, an instant communication with the user; a piece that conveys feelings with her image. The traditional techniques from India, it’s sense of calm and balance in their motives, and the touch of different reliefs and textures in it design, make a product that inspires magical.
The DELTA Awards selects the best products designed and produced by designers and companies around the world. One objective is to highlight the value of design and its contribution to the economy and society and to emphasize the imminent social role of design.
This award also gives nanimarquina the opportunity to connect with the origins: the designer Rafael Marquina, Nani Marquina’s father, won the first Golden DELTA Award in 1961, for Marquina’s cruet.