This eye-catching Mélange Stripes 1 Kilim Carpet Runner 80x240cm was designed by Sybilla for the Spanish label Nanimarquina.
Nanimarquina was established in Barcelona in 1987 with the goal of creating carpets with timeless modern designs using traditional carpet making methods. The firm achieves authenticity by outsourcing carpet production to countries such as India where, traditional techniques are still revered and the craftsmen are versed in the old ways. While handling most of the creative work herself, owner Nani Marquina also collaborates with renowned designers such as Javier Mariscal, Tord Boontje and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec.
A fine example of the firm's signature blend of tradition and modernity, the Mélange Stripes 1 Kilim Carpet Runner 80x240cm is a contemporary reworking of kilim - hand-knotted carpets that mix sections of colour for a striking effect. Handwoven from 100% Afghan wool in Pakistan, birthplace of the kilim, the carpet features a striking block pattern of alternating black and white rectangles of various sizes bordered in red at each end. Measuring 240cm in length and with a width of 80cm and a thickness of 4mm, the Mélange Stripes 1 Kilim Carpet Runner 80x240cm brings a touch of ancient grandeur to any setting.