Guided by a passion for design and thanks to a long history in private and public projects, nanimarquina has become an international reference in contemporary rugs and interior design.
Design has always been present in a special way in the Marquina family home. Rafael Marquina, Nani’s father and creator of the famous Marquina oil cruet with which he garnered the 1st FAD Award in 1961, was among the design pioneers in Spain. This made a deep impression on Nani, determined from a young age to follow in the footsteps of her father and strengthen the family gift: to create.
With pieces in more than 20 museums across the world, and countless exhibitions celebrating his work throughout the years, Chillida was a celebrated and prolific artist.
Born in San Sebastian, he began his life work in Paris, producing sculptures. Yet it would be a few years later, back in Spain, when he would discover the beauty of working with iron.
Public works were an important part of his artistic career, with more than 40 sculptures standing in different locations around the world. In 1972 he created “Lugar de Encuentros III”, today located on Madrid’s Paseo de la Castellana; the “Campo Espacio de Paz” in Lund, Sweden; and “Elogio de la Arquitectura II” in Palma de Mallorca. In 1973, his “Estela a Pablo Neruda” was erected in Tehran. It was in 1976 that the “Comb of the Wind XV” was installed in San Sebastian.
Chillida would garner almost every award in existence for his work, and died in 2002 without seeing the completion of his great dream, the Tindaya Project, a public monument in the heart of the mountains.