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Blur Rug, Red

by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
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The Blur Rug, by Spanish brand Nanimarquina, is characterized by the sequence of geometric shapes and repetition, definitive hallmarks of Paris based brothers and designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. Their mastery, meticulousness, and tireless ability to always go a step further, has lead them to work on Blur, a collection that offers two different readings. When viewing the rug from afar, an indefinite, unfocused surface is apparent, that gives its name to the collection. Nevertheless, upon approaching the rug, lines and rhythmic rhombuses in different proportions are revealed, in the purest kinetic style. This blurred effect has been achieved by inverting the sense in which the kilims are traditionally woven, which makes the process much more laborious. This change in weaving causes the lines to be blurred, mixing two colours unevenly, creating an aged rug, reminiscent of the past.

Extraordinarily rare, Ghazni wool is produced in a very specific region of Afghanistan. The thin wool fiber can reach up to 12" in length and presents a subtle undulation that is similar to fur, offering a rich softness and density. The wool fiber is hand-spun which leads to a naturally irregular texture and color. The exceptional length and elastic structure provide high resistance for weaving, resulting in beautiful rugs that age well. The hand weaving technique is renown for its lack of pile. Requiring expert knowledge, skilled artisans are necessary for this traditional method of weaving that produces flat rugs with highly detailed patterns.

Nani Marquina established Nanimarquina in 1987 with a clear goal: to design unique and surprising handcrafted rugs. The idea of blending contemporary design to traditional rugs was well received and soon Nanimarquina embarked on the adventure of outsourcing production to those countries that offered cultural value and unlimited possibilities for rug craftsmanship.

Blur Rug, Red, by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Nanimarquina
- Modern design inspired by traditional craftsmanship
- Hand loomed Kilim, 100% hand spun Afghan wool, 48,000 yarns/m2
- Available in four standard sizes: medium (L 7'10 x W 5'7"), large (L 9’10’’ x W 6’7’’), XL (L 11'2" x W 8'2"), XXL (L 13'1" x W 9'10") x H 0.15''
- anti-slide rug base included
- Contact us for custom colors or sizes
- Indoor use
- Can be dry-cleaned
- Several eco-friendly treatments available: anti-stain, anti-UV, antibacterial and antiviral (including COVID-19), flame retardant
- Made in Pakistan
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Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Designers Ronan Bouroullec (born 1971) and Erwan Bouroullec (born 1976) are multi-award winning brothers who have been working together for about fifteen years, bonded by diligence and challenged by their distinct personalities. They have brought a distinctive point of view to the French design scene with their attention to detail and refined sense of balance. In 1997, they were spotted by Cappellini, giving them their first industrial design projects. They began working with the Galerie kreo in 2000 and had their first solo show there in 2001. Since then, they have gone on to work with multiple international brands such as Artek, Alessi, Flos, Hay, Kartell, Ligne Roset, Magis, Iittala, Nani Marquina, Samsung, and Vitra. Their work has covered many fields ranging from the design of small objects to spatial arrangements and architecture, from craftsmanship to industrial scale, from drawings to videos and photography. Designs of the Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are part of select international museums’ permanent collections such as the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Design Museum in London, and the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam.