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Emma Gardner

Product Designer


Principal and Chief Designer at emma gardner design, Emma has been creating striking and vibrant rugs for consumers, interior designers, and architects since 2002. After a successful career as an editor and illustrator, she turned her passion for color and composition to creating original rugs, available directly to interior designers and clients anywhere in the world.

She is flexible and loves working collaboratively with designers to create one-of-a-kind pieces.

emma gardner design also offers a collection of sustainably produced, hand-made cement tiles for residential and hospitality use with Granada Tile.

Gardner has received Interior Design magazine’s Best of Year, IIDEX/Neocon Innovation and Neocon Gold Awards for her rug and fabric designs. Her work appears in hotels and homes the world over, as well as in health care facilities, including the Mayo Clinic.

After earning a B.A. from Wesleyan University (combined History, Literature & Philosophy) she did graduate work at Columbia University and studied textile design at F.I.T. and painting and drawing at Cooper Union in New York.