The recent collaboration between star Dutch designer Tord Boontje and the uber-hip Spanish rug company Nanimarquina is truly a great combination- like chocolate and mint, or peanut butter and jelly. The two independently-fabulous design entities have joined forces to create the playfully genius Little Field Of Flowers rug, whose floral shaggy tendrils are just as endearing as they are warm and fuzzy under your bare toes.
Available in shades of purple, red, or green, the hand-loomed wool rug combines Tord Boontje’s engaging aesthetic and shrewd design sensibility with Nanimarquina’s commitment to unique, high-quality, handmade rugs. The result is a wonderful synthesis between two like-minded designers, who not only produce provocative objects, but use ethical business practices and well-selected materials to do so.
Tord Boontje has wowed us before with his recycled Transglass vessels and the Midsummer Light. His design “draws from a belief that modernism does not mean minimalism, that contemporary does not forsake tradition, and that technology does not abandon people and senses.” Nanimarquina, the Barcelona-based company known for richly-colored hand-tufted, loomed, and knotted rugs, has used green materials such as recycled bicycle inner tubes, and employs fair and just labor practices in all its manufacturing processes. Talk about a great duo.