Established by Nani in 1987, family-owned nanimarquina was driven by a creative background and a very clear goal: to design unique and surprising rugs that people fall in love with.
By working with local and international designers to produce a diversity of themes, textures, materials and shapes, nanimarquina creates a rug for each person, space and emotion.
With both innovation and tradition at its’ essence, nanimarquina blends contemporary design with handcraft techniques, outsourcing production to a variety of countries to create quality one-of-a-kind rugs with spirit.
nanimarquina is a brand with substance; harmoniously combining authentic design with thoughtful artisanship, making tradition contemporary with every hand-pulled stitch.
Internationally renowned designer Hee Welling joins us tonight at RMIT in Melbourne for the first installment of our designer talk series – In Conversation With Hee Welling. Lead by the experts at Inside Magazine, our Q&A with Hee will delve into the history, design processes and cultural influences of one of the most iconic contemporary Danish designs in the world.
In anticipation of these sold out events, we spotlight a selection of our favourite local projects that have placed the About A Collection, one of Welling’s most well-known collections for HAY, center stage.
In 1956, Danish master Arne Jacobsen was given the opportunity to build ‘the world’s first design hotel’ - the twenty-two storey SAS Royal Hotel, Copenhagen - known all over the world as the hotel in which the architect designed every detail. For this masterpiece, Jacobsen collaborated with Fritz Hansen, designing some of the most iconic furniture of his career.
Designed by Arne Jacobsen and built by Scandinavian Airlines System, the SAS Royal Hotel had an array of state of the art facilities, including an air terminal with bus connections to Copenhagen’s Kastrup Airport. When it opened its doors in the late 1950’s, it was considered the most modern hotel in Scandinavia.
Today, the SAS Royal is known as the Radisson Collection Royal Copenhagen, and is still a prominent example of Danish modernist architecture; a harmonious high-rise building that constitutes an ideal in modern design. Jacobsen's artistic talent is evident throughout the hotel, from the proportions of the building to the design of the interior, exemplifying his unique ability to carry through an all-encompassing design.
Jacobsen’s attention to detail in terms of functionality and choice of materials throughout the overall design of the SAS Royal, including its’ furniture, was much admired. It was for this building that Jacobsen designed his iconic Egg, Swan, Drop and Pot chairs, all flawlessly produced by Republic of Fritz Hansen.
2019 is a big year of celebration for Vipp. It’s been 80 years since Marie asked Holger to craft a sturdy pedal bin for her new hairdressing salon, a question that marked the beginning of the future for the Danish design brand that has a story deep-rooted in history.