Cozy Autumn Vibes with Ronan Bouroullec & Nani Marquina

Lines, strokes and geometry remain a constant in the joint carpet designs of Ronan Bouroullec & Nani Marquina. Doblecara is the latest of several collaborations between the two designers – with the aim of combining the ancient technique of kilim with the modernity of Bouroullec’s designs.

This time, Ronan Bouroullec has chosen to reflect the spirit of geometry through subtle linear and interrupted strokes that end in a blurred point, creating a sense of movement in the eye of the beholder. The choice of technique was crucial to the development of Doblecara: for the first time, the ancient kilim and its reminiscences of the past were combined with hand-knotting to create the lines, giving the carpet a radiant power and a moving rhythm.

The great know-how of the design teams and the relentless drive to always go one step further have made possible the creation of this collection with a double meaning. Doblecara has become a reversible rug whose two sides can be admired, the “B” side being the most subtle and delicate, while the “A” side shows the straightforward design at its best.

The collection is made from hand-spun Afghan wool. The rustic look and the irregularities of the wool combine to create a unique rug that is a testament to the beauty and authenticity of the craftsmanship.

Available in four sizes and three positive-negative colour combinations: Black-Ivory, Ivory-Black, Ivory-Red, Ivory-Ivory.

About Ronan Bouroullec

Ronan Bouroullec is a French designer who was born in Quimper (Brittany) in 1971. At the age of 17, he attended the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Métiers d’Art. The following year he exhibited for the first time at the Salon du Meuble in Paris. This was the beginning of his collaboration with French design firms, with numerous design projects taking precedence over his work at the college during his student years. He continued his studies at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs. In 1996, his Soliflore vase became part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou. In 1997, the Galerie Néotù hosts his first solo exhibition with the Vases Combinatoires. Giulio Cappellini became aware of his work at the Paris Salon du Meuble and gave him the opportunity to create his first industrial designs. He is awarded the Grand Prix du Design by the city of Paris. Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s designs span several fields of expression, from craftsmanship to mass production, and have gradually found their way into our daily lives.

About nanimarquina

nanimarquina was founded in 1987 by Nani with a special desire: “I wanted to design carpets that were so visually extraordinary that people would enjoy them.” By constantly developing innovative techniques and materials, nanimarquina is now a pioneering family business in the contemporary rug scene. Based in Barcelona and NYC and manufacturing in India and Pakistan, the limitless possibilities of their artisans are revealed. The company collaborates with renowned national and international designers to ensure diversity of styles and experimentation with textures, materials and shapes. The result is a unique nanimarquina rug for every person, for every space, for every feeling.

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