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Black on white

Black on white

Design by Javier Mariscal + Joaquim Ruiz Millet + Xano Armenter

Each new day brings a reason to create and laugh, waking to new things.

Faced with the challenge of a blank page, three creatives were invited to embody their work for a collection of rugs. A graphic and industrial designer, a painter, and a writer and gallery owner are the people behind the exclusive “Black on White” collection that showcases personal visions of contemporary rug design.

The three rugs: Estambul, Limbo & Manuscrit share a common bond, the absence of colour. The combination of black and white intensifies the identity of each piece. Each rug is a dichotomy, a horizontal canvas. A masterpiece under your feet.

Javier Mariscal
DESIGNER

Javier Mariscal

Marked by his “creative incontinence”, Mariscal has been expressing his sensibilities through a variety of disciplines, artistic or otherwise.

Born in Valencia, Mariscal has developed his professional career in Barcelona. The Mediterranean culture of both cities is revealed in his work: the hedonism, optimism and symbolism, as well as the vibrant range of colours and his poetic approach. Before dealing with projects from a multidisciplinary point of view became a recognised value, his professional activity of moving from one discipline…

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Joaquim Ruiz Millet
DESIGNER

Joaquim Ruiz Millet

Architect, founder with Ana Planella of the Galeria H2O (1989), editor and writer, he has published the monograph Barba Corsini, Arquitectura/Architecture (1995). He is the author of works of poetry, including 1 Empieza Acaba 1(1 Begins Ends 1) (1987) and El Núcleo de la Resistencia, Años de Felicidad (Years of Happiness: The Core of the Resistance) (1994), as well as the author of the novel No Me Rayes (Don’t Bug Me) (2003), first volume about the life of the teenagers of the urban periphery. The second…

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Xano Armenter
DESIGNER

Xano Armenter

Born in Las Palmas in a Catalan family, Armenter studied graphic design and art at the Escola Eina in Barcelona. The artist looks to Catalan informalism, emergent local conceptualism and pop for inspiration.

In 1980, Armenter moved to New York, to study at the School of Visual Arts with Milton Glaser (1981), and at the New York Academy (1982). Living in the East Village, he was curious about the influence of “pattern painting”, an ephemeral movement with a high impact…

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