WorldWeave is the vision between designer Piero Gesualdi and textile designer Sara Thorn. It draws on their combined wealth of experience and passion for creativity in design and authentic craftsmanship.
Piero’s architectural approaches to space and form are complimented by Thorn’s decorative approach to pattern, colour and textile techniques.
WorldWeave signature floor dressing collections are designed in Melbourne and woven in India. Utilising a combination of modern technologies and artisan hand skills, WorldWeave takes its inspiration from ancient sensibilities and techniques. It exaggerates, collages and re invents new ways of working with traditional and modern skills.
At WorldWeave it is our priority to create products in natural fibers and made with hand skills which do not pollute or treat people or the environment badly. We work with makers and businesses who operate transparently and pay fair wages and offer good working conditions. We use only natural and non toxic dyes and non polluting techniques. We value the earth and its resources and hope that by working with traditional artisan skills in natural, sustainable fibers that we are assisting to keep these traditions alive and thriving, creating employment for artisans and maintaining traditions in the modern world.
Piero Paolo Gesualdi is the creator, co founder and inspiration behind WorldWeave. Piero is well known for his entrepreneurial and innovative approach, expanding the boundaries across architecture and interiors, furniture, fashion and textiles, hospitality and retail.
Sara Thorn is an artist and designer working across various media, specialising in textiles, and interiors. Sara co founded the WorldWeave brand in collaboration with Piero Gesualdi. She is known for her vanguard approach to creativity, blurring the line between art and design, traversing markets and disciplines.
Susie Gallagher is a celebrated fashion designer whose successful career path has led to a new association with ‘fellow rag trader’ Piero Gesualdi. Susie will now lead the sales team at WorldWeave as it develops in the Australian and global market.
Bianca Vallentine is a fashion designer with complimentary business acumen and online marketing strategy experience. Bianca is the go-to girl for all accounts, dispatch and order enquiries, behind the scenes here at WorldWeave.
Liz is a fashion designer & dancer who owns dance/active wear label ‘Don’t Walk Dance’. As a small business operator for the past 8 years Liz has a wide skill base and is an all rounder in the office, sharing the office duties with Bianca.