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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.



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


  • Heimtextil Frankfurt (Germany) - January 2025

  • Design Bloc (USA) - 16-17 May 2024

  • Maison & Objt (France) - 5-9 September 2024

Our next show will be on 16 and 17 May, 2024, organized by Design Bloc, New York at the Metropolitan Pavilion. More information on the show and how to register can be found at

In addition, our design collection is available virtually or by Zoom. If interested, please send us a message via this website or email. 

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Simin Banafshe

UK and Europe

+44 (0) 7990 575 364

Sai Banafshe

USA and Asia

+1 571 213 9300

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