Sustainability can mean so many different things but as much as anything it’s about looking at things in a different way. Spanish rug designer Nani Marquina, whose fantastic rug designs made my sustainable top 5 list, is one such lateral thinker.
Some of her rugs are made from recycled bicycle inner tubes. But there are more than 180 different designs to choose from in every colour imaginable.
Her rugs are an excellent example of how designers can use sustainable materials and fair trade practises without compromising on quality or style.
“We are aware that we are not going to solve the world’s problems with the rugs we are going to sell but it’s an example or a teaching of a philosophy that can be absorbed by companies with greater potential than ours. Leading edge design companies can give out these images or messages.”
We can live sustainably and yet surround ourselves with beautiful objects. For us it’s about the buying choices we make.
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