Deanna Comellini studied in Bologna’s artistic environment in the 70s, spending time in various art studios. In 1974, she approached the design world while working with Italian architectural firms and furniture companies until 1977. She founded G.T.DESIGN, taking on designer and art director’s role.
Her creative process focuses on the interaction between matter, form, and space, concentrating for more than 40 years on the contemporary rug’s notion. Aside from the obsessive quest for the perfect color palette, and the use of top-quality natural materials and high-performance technical yarns. A perfect example is her innovative use of viscose fibres to capture and reflect light, completely revolutionising how the rug is designed and its importance in interior design projects. The same free-minded observation of the world drove her to undertake the exciting digital era for rug design which, among other things, allows the production of rugs of large dimensions.
Natural materials are at the core of her research into the function, performance, and inherent symbolism of the objects produced. Unlike mere industrial production, the crafting highlights their imperfections and the sensitive vitality of their delightfully unique flaws.