The dilana brand story starts in 1980 when an artisan rug-making workshop in New Zealand was founded by Hugh Bannerman. Early on the brand philosophy & direction was set: “We will facilitate an ongoing study of textile imagery for the floor, its aesthetic function within a given environment and the artistic properties of the textile within its own parameters. The medium is the hand-tufted woolen carpet.” –Hugh Bannerman 1986
This same ideal underpins dilana’s design ethic today. The workshop has been the catalyst for fine artists, designers and architects to collaborate in the design and production of textile floor coverings. This collective has now accumulated over 30 years of specialised knowledge and experience extending from handmade into unique design of manufactured carpet covering vast floors of airports, hotels, public and commercial buildings.