“A study of colours, shadows and textures to achieve the perfect balance, expressing Milton Glaser’s aesthetics: sensations, perceptions and the discovery of Shakespeare in a rug.” Nani Marquina.
The result of an accidental encounter between Shakespeare, Africa and Nani Marquina, the Milton Glaser collection is based on his belief that all things are ultimately connected and the role of the artist is to discover the inevitable relationship between everything.
This search for answers is sometimes difficult and at other times, a piece of cake.
100% New Zealand wool
This technique requires a pistol-like tool to punch the fiber strands into a previously stretched fabric in a frame.
To start the process, the strands are punched into the areas marked by the mapping (a template used to transfer the digital design to the rug support).
Next, the protruding strands are cut and shaved to achieve the desired pile height.
The design is contoured with scissors or a needle in order to correctly define the different areas of the motif.
Once the motif is defined, a layer of latex is applied to the reverse side of the rug to ensure that the strands remain attached to the structure.
To finish, a layer of fabric is affixed to act as a lining, offering a quality finish.