February 9, 2011

This modern take on an ancient tradition was made by two French designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for the Spanish brand Nani Marquina. The Losanges collection was created by combining 13 colors through the geometrical rhombus shape. All rugs are handmade by the craftsmen of Northern Pakistan. The material itself, the Afghan wool, was also spun by hand, which allowed for some unique tones to be highlighted. And we can see that these rugs are all about color… This is what the Bouroullec brothers say about their creation: ‘We have always been captivated by the traditional Persian rug, especially by the very old kilim savoir-faire which we see as a delicate mix of rusticity and fineness… This subtly random technique makes each lozenge slightly different and each rug, a unique piece.’

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec with Nani Marquina during the Maison & Objet 2011 in Paris.

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