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the bouroullecs for nanimarquina

by Grace Bonney

It’s no secret that I love Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s work almost without question. (They were part of my very first D*S post in 2004!) And I think nanimarquina’s rugs are the absolute tip-top when it comes to high-end flooring. So when I heard that the Bouroullecs were doing a new rug collection for nanimarquina, I had to suppress a very high-pitched squeal. Ronan and Erwan’s new collection is called “Losanges” and was inspired by traditional Persian rugs, specifically the “very old kilim savoir-faire which [they] see as a delicate mix of rusticity and fineness.” Working with craftsmen in northern Pakistan, the Bouroullecs created a rug that combines thirteen colors throughout a striking rhombus shape. If I had a wad of cash burning a hole in my pocket, I think this would be the first thing I bought — it is everything I love about traditional rugs with a fantastic modern spin.

This new rug (and the full collection) will be on display at the nanimarquina booth next week for Maison et Objet in France. If you’re lucky enough to be attending the show, I highly suggest checking it out — their work never disappoints. xo, grace

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