Laura Gottwald for Apadana

Growing up during the golden age of advertising, with both her parents creative directors, it wasn’t too surprising that Laura Gottwald founded an interdisciplinary design firm as a Rhode Island School of Design undergraduate. A collaboration of artists, designers and architects, they designed everything from corporate branding to boutique interiors, lighting fixtures, jewelry and shoes.

Since the early ‘80’s and based in New York, Laura has designed interiors and products for interiors such as carpets, bed linens and furniture for high-profile residential and commercial clients.

She received several BoY (Best of Year) Awards for two tile collections, cement tile for Original Mission Tile  (Mexico) and hand-glazed tile for Native Tile (California).

As an interior designer, Laura feels that she has a special affinity with carpets, often the foundation of an interior scheme.