The Material
"Our work is balancing between the traditional and surprising.” Inspired by the design cultures of their two native countries, GamFratesi prides itself on an experimental approach to both materials and techniques. “We work strictly with the Scandinavian approach to crafts, simplicity and functionalism, but there always happens to be a strong emotion to concept and story behind each work,” says the pair. The result is innovative, yet timeless furniture that illustrates the process and techniques which created it.

The Process
"Our work is balancing between the traditional and surprising.” Inspired by the design cultures of their two native countries, GamFratesi prides itself on an experimental approach to both materials and techniques. “We work strictly with the Scandinavian approach to crafts, simplicity and functionalism, but there always happens to be a strong emotion to concept and story behind each work,” says the pair. The result is innovative, yet timeless furniture that illustrates the process and techniques which created it.

The Designer
"Our work is balancing between the traditional and surprising.” Inspired by the design cultures of their two native countries, GamFratesi prides itself on an experimental approach to both materials and techniques. “We work strictly with the Scandinavian approach to crafts, simplicity and functionalism, but there always happens to be a strong emotion to concept and story behind each work,” says the pair. The result is innovative, yet timeless furniture that illustrates the process and techniques which created it.

HISTORY OF NANIMARQUINA
The daughter of Rafael Marquina, a pioneer of Spanish design, Nani Marquina followed in her father’s footsteps when founding her eponymous company in 1987. Quickly, she became a household name among Spain's thriving 1980s design scene, known for her colorful and whimsical creations, now icons of modernist design.

SOCIAL MISSION
A lifelong traveler, Nani was intrigued by the origins and symbolism of nomadic rug culture. In 1993, she moved the company's production to Northern India, while committing to improve the working conditions and standards of living of those involved in the local rug-making economy. Through the company's work with organizations like Care & Fair and the Kala Project, nanimarquina demonstrates its core values: to always remain aware and to do what they can to improve the lives of those around them.

CRAFTSMANSHIP & CONSTRUCTION
Nanimarquina works with different biodegradable and recycled products, seeking to play a small role in preserving our earth's limited natural resources. The use of traditional, hand-crafted production techniques also contributes to the company’s guiding mantra of “reuse, reduce, recycle," relying on manual techniques rather than energy-consuming machines.

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