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Alfombra Nanimarquina

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The almond, the green olive and the black olive are the three elements chosen to design a collection of rugs that reflect the Mallorcan landscape and culture. To represent these native fruits, natural confections are imagined using jute or hemp, dyed in a natural way.

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The family is made up of three round tapestries - 2 meters in diameter - and two square carpets - 2 meters on each side - all made of jute and woven by hand. 

 

The tapestries are woven from the inside out following a cyclical movement, while the carpets are woven from top to bottom using the dhurrie technique. This method of carpet weaving, typical of the Indian and Pakistani tradition, consists of crossing the weft (horizontal threads) and the warp (vertical threads), generating a density of approximately 66,000 knots/m2.

 

The collection features three color palettes that are immersed in shades of green, beige, and lilac. In turn, each tone subtly degrades, generating different shades of color. This game gives rise to a set of rugs and carpets that play with the progression of color to adapt to different styles and environments.

 

 

Almond_carpet

 

Given the vast expanse of almond trees cultivated on the island (over 7 million), it is inevitable to think of the almond as one of the major protagonists of the island's landscape. However, and unfortunately, in the last 25 years at least 80% of the almond trees have died or have been damaged by the Xylella fastidiosa bacterium.

 

Thus, this carpet aims to highlight the need to protect this tree, both to preserve the magical view offered by its white flowers, as well as for its biological function by enriching the soil and nourishing animals and other plants.

 

Green olive_carpet

 

The other treasure of the Mallorcan landscape is the olive tree, a tree that has been flourishing in Mallorca for thousands of years and with an extension of 2100 hectares today. The arbequina, picual and mallorquina olives are the most characteristic of the place, and their oils have become products with the denomination of origin "Aceite de Mallorca". But unfortunately, the olive trees are also ravaged by the same bacteria.

 

Black olive_carpet

 

In Mallorcan culture, the black olive is just as important as the green olive. In fact, the color of the olive responds to its degree of maturity at the time of harvesting and the curing process to which they are subjected. Thus, black olives are harvested once they are ripe, that is to say, when the color has changed from green to black.

 

Project developed together with Yeelen Tavilla.

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2021

Alfombra Nanimarquina

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La almendra, la oliva verde y la negra son los tres elementos escogidos para diseñar una colección de alfombras que reflejan el paisaje y la cultura mallorquina. Para representar estos frutos autóctonos, se imaginan confecciones naturales usando yute o cáñamo, teñido de manera natural.

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La familia la componen tres tapices redondos -de 2 metros de diámetro- y dos alfombras cuadradas -de 2 metros de lado-, todas ellas confeccionadas en yute y tejidas a mano. 

 

Los tapices se tejen desde dentro hacia afuera siguiendo un movimiento cíclico, mientras que las alfombras desde arriba hasta abajo usando la técnica dhurrie. Este método de elaboración de alfombras propio de la tradición india y paquistaní, consiste en el cruce entre la trama (hilos horizontales) y la urdimbre (hilos verticales), generando una densidad aproximada de 66.000 nudos/m2.

 

La colección presenta tres paletas de colores que se sumergen en tonalidades de verde, beige, y lila. A su vez, cada tono se va degradando sutilmente generando diferentes matices de color. Este juego da lugar a un set de tapices y alfombras que juegan con la progresión del color para adaptarse a diferentes gustos y ambientes.

 

 

Alfombra_almendra

 

Dada la gran extensión de almendros cultivados en la isla (más de 7 millones), es inevitable pensar en la almendra como una de los mayores protagonistas del paisaje de la isla. Sin embargo, y por desgracia, en los últimos 25 años al menos el 80% de los almendros han muerto o han sido dañados por la bacteria Xylella fastidiosa.

 

Así, esta alfombra pretende realzar la necesidad de proteger este árbol, tanto para preservar la mágica vista que ofrecen sus flores blancas, como por su función biológica al enriquecer el suelo y nutrir a animales y otras plantas.

 

Alfombra_oliva verde

 

El otro tesoro del paisaje mallorquín es el olivo, un árbol que lleva floreciendo en Mallorca desde hace miles de años y con una extensión de 2100 hectáreas a día de hoy. La aceituna arbequina, picual y mallorquina son las más características del lugar, habiéndose convertido sus aceites en productos con la denominación de origen «Aceite de Mallorca». Pero desgraciadamente, también los olivos son asolados por la misma bacteria.

 

Alfombra_oliva negra

 

En la cultura mallorquina la aceituna negra cobra la misma importancia que la verde. De hecho, el color que presenta la aceituna responde a su grado de madurez en el momento de la recogida y al proceso de curación al que se someten. Así, las aceitunas negras se recogen una vez maduras, es decir, cuando el color ha pasado de verde a negro.


Proyecto desarrollado junto con Yeelen Tavilla.

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2021

[paulachacartegui@gmail.com]
Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands
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Paula Chacartegui (1995) is a Spanish designer. After graduating from IED (2018) she worked as an intern for Martí Guixé (2018-2019) and Marcel Wanders (2019). It was during this time when she specialised in the field of crafts and got her Masters of Luxury & Craftsmanship diploma from ECAL (2019-2020). Since then, she is working in Spain as a product designer for the interior design studio am29 where she designs indoor and outdoor furniture, lighting and textiles. Her work ranges from product design to installations and conceptual pieces, where she has collaborated or worked for companies like Alessi (IT), La Prairie (CH), Systemtronic (ES), Marsotto (IT) and Isimar (ES). She was a designer-in-residency at Light Art Como (2017), she won the second price of JOYA Barcelona Fair (2018) and was finalist for the ItMakes competition (2020). She has exhibited in Milan Design week (2018/2021), Museum Arnhem (2020) and has been published in magazines such as Wallpaper, Wohnrevue, Experimenta Magazine and Neo2.

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Diario Design_2017
Neo2_2018
Ocimag_2018
DxiMagazine_2018
Experimenta_2018
Wohnrevue_2020
Wallpaper_2021

Alessi_(Italy)
LaPrairie_(Switzerland)
Systemtronic_(Spain)
Marsotto_(Italy)
Isimar_(Spain)

Best Thesis Student from Design university IED_2018
Second price for Barcelona JOYA Fair_2018
ItMakes Finalist_2020

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