Wellbeing is an organism of comforting textile products that support the human experience. All the items focus on tactility, materiality, craft and quality. They add warmth, softness and comfort to indoor environments, and a connection to the senses. The collection uses traditional techniques and crafted details that make the normal special.
The Wellbeing collection uses hand spun Afghan wool, nettle, jute, linen, Tussar silk as well as cork, wood, raw wool, and raw cotton carefully sourced by nanimarquina’s team, as close as possible to where the pieces from the collection are produced, using traditional craft techniques and local artisans with whom nanimarquina has worked with for a long time.
The collaboration between nanimarquina and Ilse Crawford begun in April 2017. The set criteria for the collection included natural, sustainable and local fibers, hand spun, no bleach and no dyes. These requirements set the nanimarquina team to begin a deep investigation process and start working with a wide variety of materials, leading to a conscious, human-centric, sensorial and beautiful outcome. All the innovations applied have meant a step forward in nanimarquina’s body of knowledge in rug making.
As founder of Studioilse, together with her multi-disciplinary, London-based team she brings her philosophy to life. This means creating environments where humans feel comfortable; public spaces that make people feel at home and homes that are habitable and make sense for the people who live in them. It means designing furniture and products that support and enhance human behavior and actions in everyday life.
Photograph by Tobias Regell.
Wellbeing Wool chobi
Manual weaving produced on a vertical loom in which the strands are tightly fastened to the warp by knots.
The shape and thickness of the knot differentiate the variety of hand-knotted rugs and the finish will result in a 'Cut Pile', 'Loop Pile' or a braid-style in the case of Sumak rugs.
The number of knots will directly affect the density, definition of the pattern, durability and value of the rug.
This is a hand-knotting technique, in which half the knot is wound around the warp, while the other half is left loose. The result is an asymmetric knot that can lead to high densities and truly detailed motifs.
This is also a hand-knotting technique, but unlike the Persian knot, consisting in tightly symmetrical knots that achieve consistent pile and is used for thick rugs.
Indo Nepal knot
To create this type of knot, the craftsman winds the fiber around a rod, working more quickly. The fiber is subsequently cut and the cut pile or loop pile is obtained.
A technique in which the strands are fastened to the warp, which makes the rug seem to be constructed of braids. In this manner, a flat structure with surface relief is obtained.