Meet the Designers

César Giraldo
Design happens when a line experiences an unexpected curve and goes off into uncharted territory; a chance encounter that transcends initial ideas during creation. This collection was inspired by my appreciation of the Art Deco movement and its effects on contemporary culture.

Erica Islas
Erica Islas Collection for Mehraban Rugs is poetically inspired by Erica's love for travel, architecture, art, culture, and living life fully. The designs are timeless, graphic, textural, colorful, edgy, and sophisticated.

Claudia Afshar
The Claudia Afshar Collection from Mehraban is a luxurious combination of wool and silk compositions, inspired by contemporary architecture and natural elements. Clean and simple designs with fluting details are brought to you in sophisticated form by high-end interior design specialist, Claudia Afshar. 

Sue Firestone
Sue returns to her roots on the Malibu coastline for inspiration in this collection. Each piece arises out of a sense of the colors and atmosphere unique to this enclave, from a time in history when the line separating earth and ocean was undefined. Each rug evokes a different unique sense of the California coast.

Michael Berman
Refined design is matched with vivid tonal palettes in the Michael Berman Collection. These are stylish rugs with a unique blend of Hollywood glamour and So-Cal's Mid Century Modern.


Citizen Artist We have had the pleasure of creating two collections with the founders of Citzien Artist, the Bisous Collection, and the most recent Baci Collection. The Baci Collection by Citizen Artist is inspired by Italian mosaics, friendship, and the simple pleasures found while falling in love with the spirit of Italian culture. The Bisous Collection is inspired by the ways in which human beings express themselves: language, poetry, art, and architecture. Bisous is intended as a celebration — an exultation — shared through original artwork and expertly translated into fine rugs.


Liesel Plambeck
Liesel Plambeck is a Los Angeles based artist and designer specializing in textile and product design. Taking inspiration from the landscape of her home state California and her expansive vintage print collection, she combines the traditional art of rug making with modernist-influenced designs, creating works that are dynamic and contemporary.

Gina Werfel
This piece, designed by Gina Werfel for her Art on the Floor Collection, was inspired by her month-long stay in Rome. Outside of her studio window where she was living was a view of pulsating rhythm that she adapted into painterly marks. This wool and silk rug tells a beautiful story that will leave lasting impressions in any space.

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Learn more about our Designer Collections

At Mehraban all of our luxury designer rugs are designed in Los Angeles. Los Angeles has been our first home in the United States since 1983 — we have a deep connection to our city and have remained on the same street ever since. Our design team includes a magnificent host of luxury rug designers, Los Angeles interior designers, and local textile artists. We collaborate with international workshops in Morocco, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Turkey, and of course, Iran. 

We are a third-generation business with roots in Iran and all of our luxury designer rugs are handmade with high-quality materials. Our rugs offer your living space timeless luxury, personality, and sophistication. Our collections range from modern, contemporary, chic, minimalistic, elegant, and antique. No matter your taste, we have something for you. 

César Giraldo is Feeling Golden with the launch of his provocative and entirely original collection of handmade rugs. Introducing the next big thing to appear in the world of Los Angeles Design.

Our luxury rug designer Erica Islas uses her architectural approach to design innovative, functional, and fun pieces. Michael Berman reflects his interest in mid-century modern styling, history, art, architecture, and nature to design intricately detailed pieces. FORM Design Studio creates luxury designer rugs for the modern minimalist, inspired by a beautiful blend of holistic sustainable living. Award-winning Sue Firestone connects with her Malibu roots in her designs by displaying coastal colors and a calming atmosphere. 

Liesel Plambeck is an artist and designer who specializes in textile and product design. She creates dynamic and contemporary designs, inspired by the landscape of her home state California. Gina Werfel, an artist who has a deep love for water and swimming uses her connection to aquatic life to inspire personal and rhythmically artistic designs. 

All of Mehraban’s luxury designer rugs are deeply infused with multicultural inspiration, expertise style, experience, and timeless luxury. We proudly provide Los Angeles and the rest of the world with chic, elegant, and modern floor art. Schedule an appointment to see which luxury designer rug will best complement your living space.