Materials

Material New Zealand wool

Specification

Note Can be dry-cleaned
Size 250 x 276 cm
Technique Hand tufted

Resources

The artwork of Eduardo Chillida represents one of the greatest artistic accomplishments of the late 20th century.

ā€œArt is linked to what hasnā€™t been done yet, to what has not been created yet. It is something outside of you, in the future, something to search for.ā€ Eduardo Chillida

To pay homage to the artist, the Chillida collection was created based on a chronological selection of his work: Figura Humana ā€“ 1948, Dibujo Tinta ā€“ 1957, and Collage ā€“ 1966, pieces that reflect the gestation process of his renown sculpture: Peine del Viento located in San SebastiĆ”n. The collection also includes two depictions of his famous hands: Mano and Manos from the ā€˜90s, and GravitaciĆ³n from 1993 and 1994.
Chillidaā€™s artistic nuances have been faithfully translated into rugs, all handmade using various techniques and fibres, such as wool, silk, and hand-spun mohair, to create different textures, showcasing the essence of hisĀ work.


Eduardo Chillida

Eduardo Chillida was born on 10 January 1924 in San SebastiƔn. His work can be found in more than 20 museums across the world, and exhibitions have been held in several cities including Berlin, London and New York. With pieces in more than 20 museums across the world, and countless exhibitions celebrating his work throughout the years, Chillida was a celebrated and prolific artist. Born in San Sebastian, he began his life work in Paris, producing sculptures. Yet it would be a few years later, back in Spain, when he would discover the beauty of working with iron.

Public works were an important part of his artistic career, with more than 40 sculptures standing in different locations around the world. In 1972 he created ā€œLugar de Encuentros IIIā€, today located on Madridā€™s Paseo de la Castellana; the ā€œCampo Espacio de Pazā€ in Lund, Sweden; and ā€œElogio de la Arquitectura IIā€ in Palma de Mallorca. In 1973, his ā€œEstela a Pablo Nerudaā€ was erected in Tehran. It was in 1976 that the ā€œComb of the Wind XVā€ was installed in San Sebastian. Chillida would garner almost every award in existence for his work, and died in 2002 without seeing the completion of his great dream, the Tindaya Project, a public monument in the heart of the mountains.


Driven by a singular desire and a very creative background, Nani established nanimarquina in 1987 with a clear goal: to design unique and surprising handcrafted rugs for people to enjoy.