The original sketch for this rug was a watercolour painted by Mariscal in 1987.
The design transmits the basic outline of the classic Persian rug. Using this concept as a starting point, the design is updated using unique patterns reminiscent of comics, synthesizing East and West, placing traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design in one product.
Since the 1970s when he picked up a pencil to earn his living, Javier Mariscal’s career has been marked by his “creative incontinence”, and by his need to express himself through a variety of disciplines, whether artistic or not. Marked by his “creative incontinence”, Mariscal has been expressing his sensibilities through a variety of disciplines, artistic or otherwise.
Born in Valencia, Mariscal has developed his professional career in Barcelona. The Mediterranean culture of both cities is revealed in his work: the hedonism, optimism and symbolism, as well as the vibrant range of colours and his poetic approach. Before dealing with projects from a multidisciplinary point of view became a recognised value, his professional activity of moving from one discipline to another, thanks to his untiring curiosity and his passion to innovate, contributes to make everyday life more interesting, easy and friendly. From furniture design to painting, sculpture, and illustration, interior and graphic design, animation, landscaping, among many others, all have been the treated with his unique professional and personal vision.
Mariscal expresses himself using a personal language that is complex in intention, yet simple in manifestation, innocent yet at the same time provocative, enabling him to innovate, take risks and communicate, to keep ‘tickling’ the eyes of those who see his work and create complicity with others.
nanimarquina was founded by Nani in 1987 with a singular wish: "I wanted to design rugs that were visually amazing, that people would enjoy."