Swab talks with Nani Marquina

“I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab” is a series of interviews with relevant people of the Barcelona creative environment, whose aim is to enhance the cultural network of the city.

Today we meet Nani Marquina, industrial designer. In 1987 she founded her own brand specialized in design rugs. Throughout her career she has won several awards, including the German Design Award (2019), the Edida Award (2018), the International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge (2008) and the National Prize of Design (2005).

I am Nani Marquina. I am art. I am Barcelona. I am Swab.


A word that describes Barcelona?


Is your place of creation, the studio, inspired by your city?

Yes, we are in the district of Gracia, surrounded by modernist buildings, including the Sagrada Familia, and this connects us with the essence of Barcelona.

If Barcelona was an art work, what would you name it?

From gray to blue.

A place in the city that connects you with art?

The Fundació Miró.

A message to young creatives?

Trust your intuition, work on your ideas and never be afraid to go wrong.