Jaime Hayon is a Spaniard through and through, at least in regards to his artistic disposition, as illustrated in the Silhouette Rug.
With Silhouette, for Nanimarquina, the designer pays homage not only to individual artists, but also to whole artistic movements, made foundational in Spain in the early part of the 20th. Century.
This is evinced strongly in the formal strategy behind the new piece, “the silhouettes of several imaginary characters that intertwine and coexist in a beautiful composition,” thus giving general credit to Cubism and particularly to the sideways faces of Picasso.
But there’s also a debt to the whimsical and wonderful line drawings of Joan Miró, as well as to the Surrealist work of Salvador Dalí—whose very visage, to my eyes, can be seen in the right-hand corner.
Silhouette is available for indoor or outdoor use. The former is made in Pakistan using the laborious Kilim embroidery process, “adding texture and a soft volume that emphasizes the sinuousness of the illustration.” The outdoor version is 100% recycled PET fiber.
Multiple sizes are available. The indoor version can also be hung vertically as a tapestry. See Nanimarquina to find out more.