Carmel Designs, aka Hand Painted by Carmel is the home of functional textile art. Carmel started the company in 1997, after completing her studies in Textile Design at The Ruth Prowse School of Art in Cape Town, South Africa.

Our signature product remains our hand painted coated tablecloths, but also incorporates homeware such as placemats, napkins, runners, chair cushions, upholstery, a kids range and accessories.

Our company has developed into a much-loved brand with an international presence, which continues to grow year on year.
We brighten up the lives of our customers with our unique, colourful fresh take on design, all of which are conceived by Carmel herself and translated by her outstanding team of talented local women artists, fabric coating technicians and administrative staff members.

This enables us to keep the same special feel and unique culture that we’ve cherished from the beginning.

We still have the same mission as when we began: to supply beautifully designed, functional fabric, to bring joy through our use of colour and design and to lighten your daily load of having to launder!

Carmel Rubinstein and Staff at Carmel Designs

In the Studio at Carmel Designs