Deanna Comellini

Deanna Comellini, Creative Director and Founder of G.T.DESIGN, has worked for more than 40 years on the notion of the contemporary rug. With an obsessive quest for an impeccable color palette, top-quality natural materials and high-performance technical yarns, she perfectly blends nature, light and color into her collections. Giving the weaving process a modern expression, she made textiles and contemporary rugs an essential element in interior design.

Comellini’s creative process focuses on yarn and textile research and experimentation. Natural fibers – such as linen, coconut, bamboo, pure wool, hemp, silk and natural derivatives such as Tencel – are an essential element of her design and processing methods. One example is the Coconutrug, G.T.DESIGN’s first patented rug handmade with precious coconut fiber, ideal for areas with heavy footfall. She also uses modern technical yarns such as viscose to give an incomparable sheen and color depth to the Kama rug, among the company’s bestselling products and a trend setter in the industry.

Comellini combines craftsmanship and modern manufacturing technologies to produce unique and luxurious products with an unparalleled attention to detail. Her drive to discover, explore and safeguard traditional techniques from various international cultures led her to process the idea of the ‘imperfect design’. With an artistic vision of the product rather than an industrial one, she highlights craftmanship’s imperfections and delightful flaws in her stunning creations.

Currently, she undertakes the exciting digital era for rug design which allows the production of customizable rugs in large dimensions. She also works closely with architects and interior design professionals on international residential and commercial projects.

At the core of G.T.DESIGN is a deep commitment to sustainability driven by Comellini’s strong relationship with nature and her quest to celebrate and preserve it.