Inspired by rugs from long ago, this collection revisits the original essence, focusing on texture and usage through the kilim technique.
Originally, rugs were used to protect people from direct contact with the ground. Entire communities and families gathered on their rugs, which acted as a home, inherent in daily life, providing comfort. Over time, the rug has become a decorative element and a vehicle for cultural messages.
The Medina collection represents the modern transformation of tradition. The classical aesthetic is achieved with handcrafted production in the north of Pakistan, using a very old and traditional technique: the kilim.
Elena Marquina, known as Nani Marquina, was born in Barcelona in 1952. After studying Industrial Design at the Massana school there, she started to work with the architects Sellés-Marquina in 1973. In 1984, she made her first carpets, and decided to devote herself to design and set up her company, Nanimarquina, two years later. In 1988, some of her creations were already being exported to Germany and Japan. A year later, one of her collections was selected for the shop at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. Since 2006 Nani Marquina has been president of the ADP (Professional Designers' Association).