"By loosening the fibres and using a thicker warp, we made new colors and textures visible, celebrating greater depth and enhanced tones." -Mathias Hahn.
The Capas collection focuses on the creation and use of layers of colors, tonality and shadow to generate intense depth while also being easy enough to blend into any environment, due to the presence of a wide range of chromatic shades.
The designer's aim was to create a simple and light rug that has a casual feel to it while being complex in the use of colors and formation of depth. In order to achieve this, nanimarquina and Hahn intensely studied the specifics of Kilim weaving techniques searching for new ways of distributing color.
After months of investigation, nanimarquina and Hahn developed a new type of loose Kilim structure which allows mixing the colors of the warp and weft. Normally, warp is not visible in a Kilim. By defining a different density of warp new tonalities surfaced, providing a visual texture where colors intertwine with each other along the carpet. The unique texture creates a dark-and-light effect and great profundity without becoming heavy. Like the layers of air in the atmosphere that reflect light and cast shadow.
Color is a pivotal element of the Capas collection. Each rug has a main color, a complementing tone and its darker gradient which in the composition gives the illusion of a cast shadow on the floor. Each rug is a color chord of a certain main color.
Originating from Afghanistan's native sheep, this wool's fiber, called Ghazni, is famous for reaching 30cm long. This exceptional length and its slightly undulating and thin structure provides a high resistance and special softness. Like the other wools, it is an elastic fibre that ages well, which combined with its beauty makes it ideal for weaving carpets.
Kilim is a technique which uses a manual loom to create fabrics which mix bright sections of color. Knotted by hand, this process produces flat rugs with irregularities caused by the manual twisting of the wool thread. It is characterized by geometric motifs.
Nanimarquina was founded in 1987 focusing on offering rugs to a world that is interested in creativity, quality and innovation. Today, Nanimarquina is one of the leading companies in the contemporary rugs sector. Under the premise of "reuse, reduce, recycle", they pay the utmost attention to caring for and preserving the environment that surrounds us. All of their rugs are hand made in countries with great traditions of craftsmanship. Nanimarquina also guarantees that no child labor is used in the manufacturing of their rugs. They also collaborate actively with organizations to further improve standards of living for those directly involved in the process of producing their rugs.
The Capas collection are hand loomed using 100% Afghan wool with a kilim technique that is applied with less density than usual. Thismay cause natural irregularities and rustic finishes. This collection can be made in custom sizes respecting the original proportions of the standard size. Anti-slip pad included.