Esti Barnes trained as a graphic artist in her native Istanbul and founded Top Floor in 1998. The company rapidly became a favourite of the interior design world with its distinctive textured rug designs and wide range of materials and production techniques.
Esti’s rugs soon started winning plaudits from the international design world, including British Design of the Year (ELLE Decoration UK) and Best of Year (Interior Design Magazine).
With the awards came commissions from many of the design world’s leading names. And her creations can now be found in prestigious private residences, luxury hotels and yachts.
Esti’s style continues to evolve beyond her ever popular trademark uses of surface carving and colour shading. Increasingly, she is drawn to ‘themed’ collections based, for example, on specific design movements or alternative art forms.