Simin Banafshe and Susan Schippel originally established their studio in 1986 in Birmingham, England. After graduating in BA's in Textile Design they later met while pursuing Master's Degrees at Manchester Polytechnic. Sharing a common vision, they decided to collaborate their artistic endeavors following graduation.

Since then their creativity has flourished and their talent and dedication has earned their studio a distinguished international reputation.

Presently Banafshe Schippel Design represent a group of exceptionally talented designers creating both hand painted and CAD designs which are both diverse and dynamic, contemporary and traditional to the Home Furnishing Industry. Customers include manufacturers of printed and woven textiles, bedding and bath, area rugs, tabletop, wallpaper, paper products as well as stationery and giftware.



Banafshe Schippel regularly exhibits in textile shows all over the world including:


  • Heimtextil Frankfurt (Germany)

  • Evolution Amsterdam (Netherlands)

  • Surtex New York (USA)

  • Printsource (USA)

Our next show is at New York City, USA.  Printsource New York show will be on 28 and 29 April at Hotel Pennsylvania, New York. Following this we will also be showing at the Evolution Amsterdam show in Netherlands between 27 and 29 May at the Zuiveringshal West on the premises of the Westergasfabreik. We welcome all customers to visit our stand and look forward to seeing you and showing our new collection. 



Simin Banafshe

UK and Europe

+44 (0) 7990 575 364

Sai Banafshe

USA and Asia

+1 571 213 9300


Marlin,17 The Hamlet
Waterford Gardens
West Sussex
BN17 5RY
England / United Kingdom

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