After studying under renowned painter Giorgio Morandi in Bologna, Italy, Milton Glaser went on to co-found the revolutionary Push Pin Studios and the irreverent New York magazine. In 1974, he opened Milton Glaser, Inc., where he continues to produce an impressive body of work to this day. Among the world’s most celebrated graphic designers, Glaser has created some of the most recognizable and enduring graphics of our time, including the immortal “I Love New York” logo and numerous others. His vibrant Wavering Rug (2013) features a field of uneven stripes counterbalanced by a color gradation running perpendicularly to them. By gradually thickening these stripes lengthwise, Glaser succeeds in altering perception to create an illusion of pattern. Nani Marquina chose this design at first sight, realizing just how well it would translate into a rug. Together with the nonprofit Care & Fair, Nani Marquina is fighting against illegal child labor in the manufacturing of carpets. Made by hand in India.
Nani Marquina studied industrial design at the Massana School and she began her career with a job in interior design. When she couldn't find rugs that were in tune with a client's space, she filled the gap with her own creations, which led to a new career as an independent textile designer. In 1986, she created her own company and showroom in Barcelona.
A superb colorist, Marquina finds inspiration in nature, as well as in the challenge of creating something that hasn't been done before. The designer is also a firm believer that a rug must surprise and captivate, but never be too aggressive. The result is her striking depth in materials, ranging from low pile to long strands of felted wool to die-cut rose petals. In addition to her own work, Marquina's collection includes the work of select contributors, such as Tord Boontje and Joaquim Ruiz Millet. Nani Marquina is known internationally for her textiles and rugs, both of which have been exhibited in New York, Paris, Milan, Berlin, Osaka and Tokyo. Read more >