Miguel Cisterna, ‘Hand Embroidered Pillow’, 2013, Maison Gerard

About Miguel Cisterna

Miguel Cisterna’s embroidery bridges traditions of sumptuous decorative arts with the natural world. Raised in a small mining town in Chile, Cisterna, who is now based in Paris, envisioned a future in design from a young age. After working at the Atelier Brocard, Cisterna began his own projects, combining luxurious gold filaments with more ordinary materials such as raffia. His designs typically feature small insects, butterflies, or energetic lines adorning simple white surfaces. His fine materials and meticulous craftsmanship lend a delicacy to his embroideries on table linens, pillows, lampshades, and other interior design objects.

Chilean, based in Paris, France