Last week, as I was riding a train I happened to be sitting to a woman who was travelling to Paris. We first started talking about the duration of her trip, then slowly moved onto ikat fabrics (I had my ikat bag with me), Uzbekistan and eventually come to a topic of rugs. She told me she designed rugs. I mentioned I know silk rug dealers who can probably introduce her to rug makers to work on her designs.

We exchanged emails and she wrote down the name of her gallery.  Before this piece of paper vanished in my recycle bin, I went on to google her works and found out I was talking to an author of beautiful works. Meet Luisa Zanibelli!


Coffee table by Luisa Zanibelli


 Copper embrossed and brassed coffee table


Brass and mirrored and colored glass