Banafshe Schippel


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 going to be a Virtual Show between 20 and 22 October organized by Printsoure. You can register for a certain time slot to see our design collection at the Printsource website - We look forward to seeing all our existing and new customers virtually. Additionally, if you need to review our designs via Zoom, we are available at your request. 



Simin Banafshe

UK and Europe

+44 (0) 7990 575 364

Sai Banafshe

USA and Asia

+1 571 213 9300


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