Nanimarquina, the green and ethically conscious Spaniard and rug manufacturing guru took a new approach for her 2013 campaign, with a collection titled “Naturals”, and releasing a black and cream dyed version of the popular Losanges II by the Bourroullec brothers.
Expanding on the colourful patterned original Losanges rug for nanimarquina which was an experiment reinterpreting the traditional Persian rug using the ancient kilim techniques, the Bourroullec brothers have taken these methods and introduced a black and cream version of the style.
Continuing its complex rhombus patterning using the labourious and technically complex method, no two rugs are the same and no doubt Losanges II is sure to win some hearts.
The new direction takes a deeper look at materiality and versatility. Colour saturation and hue has been pared back, while continuing the Nanimarquina focus on strength and aesthetic. Forging a new correlation between nature and flooring, the utilisation of materials such as Jute, Wool, Nettle and Silk. Nani says of the collection:
The intrinsic beauty of the natural fibres connects us with the natural world. These fibres, of organic origins such as nettle and jute, or of animal origin such as silk and wool, have been specially selected to create this collection of carpets and to reflect the plurality that nature has to offer.
Naturals falls into categories based on manufacturing processes using traditional methods such as hand-knotting, Indian dhurrie and kilim. The collection is then further sorted into colour availability; utilising a beautiful range of muted natural tones, the entire collection allows for a sustainable, ethical and elegant meditative pieces perfect for both the home and contract markets. A portion of the collection can be seen below.