Colors that speak to us and bring serenity; friendly colors that come from nature and do not aim to be strident. The Ceras collection, designed by Nani Marquina, is the result of a comprehensive study of color through the manual process of tracing with crayons. An intuitive and instinctive process, a quest for balance using three colors and something as simple as drawing stripes in repetition. A straightforward code targeting the senses that combines with itself, with the objects around us, and even with people.
Four rug sizes available in four color combinations that harmonize spaces and boost our quality of life. Handmade designs using the hand-loomed kilim technique. This is a high-density rug, durable and hard wearing, yet very light.
True to her design roots, Nani Marquina launched her namesake brand in 1987, a time in which contemporary rugs were non-existent in Spain.
After studying industrial design at the Escuela Massana of Barcelona and enjoying the success of her first bespoke textile designs, Nani launched nanimarquina, a brand dedicated to the design, creation, and distribution of rugs and textile products for the home, based on values such as observation, innovation, and enthusiasm, with the goal to use traditional craftsmanship and techniques to create contemporary pieces.
In 1993, Nani Marquina embarked on a daring business venture: she moved manufacturing facilities to the north of India. The further incorporation of craftsmanship and tradition as a new design concept marked a clear difference, consolidating the brand.
Throughout the years, the brand has garnered numerous awards such as the National Design Award and the Premi Cambra a la Gestió Empresarial (Chamber Award for Design Management) in 2005, as well as several nominations for the Príncipe Felipe Award for Company Excellence. Nani Marquina has also 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 enjoyed tenure as the Chairwoman of ADP (Professional Design Association), and of Red (Reunión Empresas de Diseño). From 2014 until 2019, Nani Marquina was the President of the FAD, (Foment de les Arts i Disseny), in Barcelona.
Last years she has been back to her roots: Nani has been focused on the creative side of the business. Leading the design team of the company, they've developed one of the most succesful collections of nanimarquina's history: Tres.
Hand loomed Kilim
A flat-weave rug in which the warp strands attached to the loom are interwoven with the weft strands.
One of the main characteristics of this technique is that the weft is much tighter and denser than the warp, making it bear the weight of the pattern. These rugs usually contain many colors and generally display geometric motifs. The process permits the use of strands of different thicknesses and origins.
Traditionally, the kilim is a high-density, durable and resistant rug, even in the case of very lightweight rugs.