Rugiada Petrelli

Textile and Surface Designer

About me
I am a textile and surface designer with 4 years of experience as a freelance designer. Before this I have been working for 4 years for the product designer Tord Boontje.
Over the past years I have been working with agencies and companies in the interior industry and the product design industry like the Swedish company Fabulous Goose.

I have been growing up surrounded with different cultures as I grew up in the Netherlands with a Italian father and a German mother. In 2006 I graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague as a 'Bachelor in Design' and left for France to work for Tord Boontje.

My style can be described as feminine, fragile and elegant. The designs radiate light, candidness, delicate warmth and spontaneity.

Textiles tell a story
The manual part of my work is very important to me, I love to manipulate materials and to experiment. I am very attached to precise handmade work and I like to feel the fabrics. Textiles tell their own story. They can bring back emotions and memories that I use and transform in my creations.