Silhouette by nanimarquina
The hundreds of sketchbooks that he keeps in his Valencia studio bear witness to the fact that, for the designer, drawing is not a creative process or a work method–drawing is the oxygen he needs to breath and art is “an incredibly powerful vehicle for free expression”. An artistic discipline that takes pride of place in his distinctive imagery.
Silhouette is the latest project in the career of a designer on a constant quest for stimuli to fuel his creativity. This is the second time that Hayon has collaborated with the firm: “On exceptional occasions, the format, materials and purpose lend themselves to working on the emotions through figurativism. Nanimarquina’s rugs are one of the formats that allow me to work with total freedom.”
It is an amazingly versatile handcrafted collection, whose indoor model was woven in Pakistan using a technique that involves embroidering the kilim. This gives it a delicate appearance and a high resistance. The collection also features an outdoor hand-tufted model, made in India of 100% recycled PET.
For Hayon, it is not sufficient for a design to work. It must also make an emotional impact. With Silhouette, the designer has created a series of interwoven characters that can be differentiated through resources like colour. The collection upholds flowing lines, freehand drawings and the figure of the painter, in addition to the work of craftsmen and women, who breathe life into each sinuous drawing in this latest gesture by the bold designer.