October 30, 2014

Ghost Area Rug by Martí Guixé for Nanimarquina - Rug




Ghost makes its debut in the United States through design purveyor Stardust Modern Design. Kerman rugs, which originated in 15th-century Persia, feature dense floral patterns and sometimes intricate reproductions of painted masterworks. Modernists consider them old-fashioned. But Martí Guixé, the unconventional Spaniard best known for designing inventive eating accessories and environments, has bent the genre for Nanimarquina. His Ghost carpet of hand-knotted wool features birds, flowers, horses and deer that fade in and out of the tapestry. Mr. Guixé said that he worked slowly over three months, translating his mood changes into graphic irregularities that give the pattern a touch of mystery. A rug that is 6 feet 7 inches by 9 feet 10 inches is $14,700. Information: stardust.com










Martí Guixe , a designer with conceptual look visionary and unconventional, has resurrected an old Kerman carpet, giving life to the mythical pictorial designs of birds, flowers, horses and deer that come and go ... like ghosts. True to the curious simplicity and seriousness of the artist's works, Ghost is a rug that plays with shades of black and white, a mysterious blend of past & present. The noise and saturation of traditional drawing provides a contemporary twist, we moved to the fast pace of the scene, so old and yet so present. "Every day was a small part, sometimes painting at daylight, sometimes at night ... The graphics arrhythmias reflected my different moods over 3 months of work, gives to Ghost a mystical element.  recent publications: transition menu- reviewing creative gastronomy (2013) and kubabook (2012). exhibitions at moma (new york), mudac (lausanne), macba (barcelona) and centre pompidou (paris). ciutat de barcelona prize, 1999 and national design prize of the generalitat de catalunya 2007. in 1994, living in berlin, he formulated a new way to understand the culture of products. guixe started to exhibit his work in 1997, work that characterizes on the search for new product systems, the introduction of design in food ambits and presentation through performance. his non-conventional gaze provides brilliant and simple ideas of a curious seriousness. he is based in barcelona and berlin and work as a designer for worldwide companies like alessi, authentics, camper, cha-cha, corraini, danese, dentsu, desigual, droog design, drill,  galeria h2o barcelona, imaginarium, magis, moleskine, nani marquina, saporiti italia. formed in barcelona and in milan as an interior and industrial designer. his non-conventional gaze provides brilliant and simple ideas of a curious seriousness. formed in barcelona and in milan as an interior and industrial designer. " Martí Guixé.