Design is infused in the essence of nanimarquina, and thanks to that, we have been able to achieve our goal: create rugs that convey emotions and make us feel good.
Guided by a passion for design and thanks to a long history in private and public projects, nanimarquina has become an international reference in contemporary rugs and interior design.
Nani Marquina in her first trip to India
1960, The family heritage
Design has always been present in a special way in the Marquina family home. Rafael Marquina, Nani's father and creator of the famous Marquina oil cruet with which he garnered the 1st FAD Award in 1961, was among the design pioneers in Spain. This made a deep impression on Nani, determined from a young age to follow in the footsteps of her father and strengthen the family gift: to create.
1987, Nanimarquina is born
Nani Marquina founded her namesake company in 1987 in Barcelona. More than 30 years later, the company, now managed by the second generation, continues to offer rugs to a world interested in creativity, quality, and innovation. Our partners in this visionary challenge are the best designers in the sector and the most enthusiastic artisans.
1994, First trip to Panipat, India
Nanimarquina decided to take a chance, moving production to India and discovered the unlimited skills of the artisans and the cultural value of the rug in that country. With a deep respect for tradition and the environment, we make our rugs with ancient techniques by weavers in India, Pakistan, and Nepal.
We understand the rug as the soul of a space. The textures, colours, and shapes of nanimarquina seek to improve people's well-being.
2002, Second generation
nanimarquina is a family owned company. Maria Piera Marquina joined the company in 2001 and boosted its international growth. Nowadays she is the CEO.
Also joined Carlota Marquina, Nani's sister who became Art Director.
2005, Reduce, reuse, and recycle
Sustainability has been a constant in our trajectory and, while others start now, we continue to work every day to generate a positive impact on our environment. We design long-lasting rugs that do not encourage the throwaway culture, products that can be recycled at the end of their lifecycle.
An example of our commitment was the launch of Bicicleta in 2005, in which we gave a second life to a disposable element such as bicycle tire tubes.
We have also been pioneers in the use of Ecosheen and Jutex in the cleansing of our collections a biodegradable and free of chemicals washing product.
2008, Social commitment
The Kala project was launched and our collaboration with the Care & Fair association, to which we annually grant part of our volume of purchases to ensure that the families of weavers in India and Pakistan have access to education.
Created from original drawings by students at Care & Fair schools, the Kala collection allocates 150€ from each rug that is sold to the Amita school funding in Bhadohi, India, run by the same organization.
2012, Giant patchwork in the heart of Barcelona
To celebrate the company’s 25-year milestone, a giant rug installation was designed to bring our product to the city that had seen us grow.
2014, A global company
With more than 400 points of sale worldwide and over 80,000 homes with our product, the nanimarquina team grew with new headquarters in New York.
Following in the steps of the Barcelona flagship store, the showroom in New York has become a meeting place for those passionate about design.
2017, International celebration of the 30th anniversary
Together with friends and professionals we celebrated that nanimarquina has become a renowned company within the Interior Design sector. We held various events and collaborations in NYC, Barcelona, Milan and Frankfurt.
Sustainability has been a constant in our trajectory, while others are starting now, we continue to work every day to generate a positive impact on our environment.
Our passion for rugs is only understood if we take care of the environment while being aware of our social responsibility.
We care about people
We develop strategies to improve the lives of artisans, with special attention in India, Pakistan and Nepal, countries in which we produce. Since 2008, we have granted part of our volume of purchases to the association Care & Fair to ensure that their children have access to education.
We care about the planet
We ensure that the entire chain, from the design conception to the choice of materials, processes and techniques, is as respectful as possible towards the environment. In 2013, we joined the Indian biochemical company, Charmaine F. Sharma, to support one of its main breakthroughs in the fight against environmental degradation. These advances, Eco-wash & Jutex, are biodegradable and chemical-free products that we incorporate into the process. In addition, we use 100% recycled PET in Outdoor collections.
We are committed to sustainable development
We are committed to artisan work and the preservation of the local economy through nurturing its development. We design long-lasting rugs that do not proliferate single-use consumption while also fostering their recycling.
We are aware of the challenges this objective presents and we work every day to reach new solutions that minimize our long and short-term impact.