Designer: Nani Marquina, Barcelona
To celebrate 25 years of excellence in contemporary rug making, Barcelona manufacturer Nanimarquina looked westward, from Catalonia to Basque country, for inspiration from one of Spain’s most notable abstract artists, Eduardo Chillida. Collaborating with the late artist’s son Ignacio, managing director Nani Marquina crafted seven rugs inspired by works spanning 47 years. From an early sketch of the feminine form, Figura Humana (1948), to a textured reproduction of a late-period sculptural work, Gravitación (1994), the hand-knotted rugs are personal tributes to a celebrated master of texture and line.
Design firm: Angeletti Ruzza, Rieti, Italy
Team: Silvana Angeletti, with Daniele Ruzza
The name of this exquisite line of bathroom fixtures, Sento, translates from Italian as “I feel,” and the collection, by Angeletti Ruzza Design of Lazio, Italy, feels as though no gesture has been wasted. Manufactured by Wisconsin-based Graff, Sento evokes lightness in its five sink fixtures and two tub fillers, without sacrificing solidity or strength. The slender brass faucets can be outfitted with flow restrictors that cut output to as little as two litres per minute. They come finished in chrome, or matte powder coated in black or white.