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Painted Rug by Martí Guixé for Nanimarquina

Product news: Spanish designer Martí Guixé squeezed bottles of paint over this white rug from Spanish brand Nanimarquina as part of an exhibition at Vienna Design Week (+ movie).

Painted Rug by Martí Guixé

The movie shows Guixé dripping paint over the rug to create an irregular tiled pattern. The designer told Dezeen he was inspired by stories of traditional rug makers "painting by hand to create a more valuable rug" after they are woven.

Painted Rug by Martí Guixé

Painted Rug was shown as part of the Still Life With Light exhibition at Sotheby's in Palais Wilczek.

Painted Rug by Martí Guixé

Earlier this year Nanimarquina celebrated its 25th anniversary by laying dozens of rugs across a square in Barcelona, and we published their movie of the event.

Painted Rug by Martí Guixé

Other projects by Martí Guixé we've featured include a series of containers with message labels attached and a clock that lets you write or draw where the numbers would be.

Painted Rug by Martí Guixé

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Painted Rug by Martí Guixé

Here's some more information from Nanimarquina:


Drip Painting is a form of abstract art in which the paint is poured or dripped onto a canvas. For Martí Guixé, the idea of painting a rug is not new; he’s been turning it over in his head for years, because he was familiar with the tradition found in some areas of Eastern Europe of colouring tapestries after they’ve been woven.

Painted Rug by Martí Guixé

In the Still Life With Light project at Sotheby's Vienna, Martí Guixé and nanimarquina saw the opportunity to explore some of the possibilities of Drip Painting as graffiti and to apply it to a rug. This was how a rug was transformed into a canvas, another feature of the Canvas Furniture project.

Painted Rug by Martí Guixé

Painted Rug is a sketch of a rug that is in itself already a rug. Once again, nanimarquina has dared to invent new ways of reinventing the rug.

Painted Rug by Martí Guixé