Re-Rug emerged from the decision to use the leftover wool accumulated by our suppliers. This initiative is the result of a long research process, the challenge of recovering these wools to create a new yarn suitable for weaving. Each Re-Rug uses 1kg/m2 of reprocessed wool, thereby directly helping to reduce unmanaged waste, as well as reducing CO2 emission, since no virgin material needs to be produced or trasported.
The hallmark of this circular collection is the intention to preserve the irregularity and tonal richness of the wool leftovers. This challenge led us to experiment with new processes through which we have managed to maintain multiple colors.
The Re-Rug collection is made using the hand-loomed dhurrie technique, resulting in rugs with a flat structure formed from the cross between the warp and weft. In the case of Re-Rug, in order to obtain greater strength and quality, the structural part of the rug, i.e. the warp, is made of New Zealand virgin wool dyed black and white, yellow or blue, green or tile. And in the weft, the marbled recycled yarn of varying thickness and color.
The result is a unique collection that is composed of 50% virgin wool and 50% reused wool
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 Dhurrie
The dhurrie is characterized by being a flat-structure rug, formed from the crossover between the weft and the warp strands. It can be done on both vertical and horizontal looms.
The technique offers infinite finishes and the use of different materials. Simple designs can be created or more elaborate motifs can be achieved through the use of different densities.
Warp and weft enjoy the same prominence within the design configuration; since they are evenly spaced, both are visible.
These slim and lightweight rugs usually depict geometric patterns, presenting a firm, resistant and knotless surface, which make dhurries clean and easy to maintain.