Driven by a singular desire and a very creative background, Nani established nanimarquina in 1987 with a clear goal: to design unique and surprising handcrafted rugs for people to enjoy.
The idea of blending contemporary design to traditional rugs was well received and soon nanimarquina embarked on the adventure of outsourcing production to those countries that offered cultural value and unlimited possibilities for rug craftsmanship. We are a family-owned company, pioneer in the field of contemporary rug design; searching for constant innovation, handcraft techniques, and new materials. We are invested in conveying the essence of our brand, highlighting our values to produce quality rugs that blend traditional techniques and modern design. We work with local and international designers to ensure a diversity of themes and experimentation with various textures, materials and shapes. The result: one-of-a-kind nanimarquina rugs for each of our customers. A rug for each space and emotion. Design is taking part of the company’s soul, and this is what has allowed us to achieve our goal – creating rugs that convey emotions and a sense of wellbeing. Creating unique pieces by playing with shapes, colours and textures. Rugs that people fall in love with. Immersed in a unique world of creativity from her early childhood, Nani Marquina’s father, Rafael Marquina, one of the pioneers of Spanish design, is the creator of the famous Marquina oil cruet. An icon of Spanish design, the cruet garnered the first prize during the inaugural edition of the ADIFAD Awards in 1961. This made a profound impression on Nani, fostering a deep conviction to follow in her father’s footsteps and the family tradition of design. Nani founded nanimarquina in 1987, driven by the desire to create innovative rugs. Special attention and effort have been invested in searching for quality raw materials and manufacturing processes from the very beginning; factors that enrich the aesthetics of her designs, the main reason for the brand’s commercial success. In addition, thanks to her visionary attitude, Nani Marquina collaborates with prestigious international designers to create unique collections, the first textile designer to work on the concept of designer rugs. Growth and international acclaim would continue in 2002, with the addition of Nani’s daughter, María Piera Marquina. One of the leading brands in the contemporary rug sector, the nanimarquina team is comprised of unique individuals that strive for constant development and creativity on a daily basis. Dedicated to the essence of the brand, values such as craftsmanship, traditional techniques, quality, and contemporary design are infused into every single rug. A close-knit family company with the goal to create new design experiences without forgetting the founding principal: to reinvent rugs. The nanimarquina team works side by side with Nani to create rugs that generate excitement, launching each collection to the farthest corners of the globe. Global thinking. This is one of nanimarquina’s values — being aware of others and trying to do our bit to improve the lives of people who live in the areas where we produce our rugs. When we discovered the worlds of other cultures in developing countries, we decided to relocate all our production and set up there. This allows us to fulfil our wish to boost local economies in these countries and offer new opportunities and improved living standards for local people. Innovation is possible when there is a concise understanding of the past, of traditions and cultures. We travel the world, uncovering manual techniques, cultural and craft heritage, applying this first-hand knowledge in the creation of our rugs. Rugs are symbolic of history and origins; we research tools, looms, and artisanship to achieve the perfect harmony between our design and the finished product. We make tradition contemporary. We use different traditional techniques and different fibers: Afghan and New Zealand wool, wool felt, recycled polyester and rubber, silk, nettle, jute and mohair. The combination of both contributes towards the innovation of our designs and helps to achieve perfect harmony between the design and the finished product. We travel to different countries.