Rafael Marquina

Rafael Marquina, father of Nani Marquina, is recognized for the design of the revolutionary anti-drip oil-vinegar maker, which won the Golden Delta Award (ADI-FAD) for best industrial design in 1961.

Rafael Marquina (Madrid 1921 - Barcelona 2013), was a designer and architect based in Barcelona. His recognition came with the design of the revolutionary anti-drip oil and vinegar cruet in 1961, with which he won the Golden Delta Award (ADI-FAD) for best industrial design. Until then he had combined interior design work with furniture design and collaborations with the office of architects Moragas and Gallisá. Later, he worked with Josep Lluís Sert and also designed household appliances for Fagor.

Rafael Marquina's anti-drip oil cans (1961) are part of the history of industrial design as well as the daily life of many homes. Since 2018, nanimarquina began to produce and distribute them around the world, guaranteeing their authenticity, respecting the proportions of the original design and including the author's signature on their base.

Considered one of the pioneers of Spanish industrial design, he had a long professional career. Among other assignments, he was responsible for design for Talleres Costa in 1957-1958, he planned the remodeling of JM Sert's Roca jewelry store in 1969, he was in charge of the new exterior and interior design of the Banco Bilbao on Via Layetana in Barcelona, ​​he carried out a centerpiece for Barcelona'92, created two candelabras for nanimarquina in 1993, anti-drip caps for bottling oil HOJIBLANCA OLEO CRISTAL (2003) and two floor lamps for ILUMINIL SA. Marquina's work, winner of the National Design Award (year), demonstrates his ability to work in very diverse areas of the world of design.

In addition, he combined his professional side with journalistic collaborations in Serra D'Or, M+D Editores, Hogares Modernos, Cuadernos de Arquitectura and Bonart. He also worked as a sculptor, holding several exhibitions.