Michaela Schleypen is a passionate textile and interior designer focussing on flooring and exploring her own unique language for all kinds of surfaces – mostly with a stunning three dimensional character. Michaela turns carpets into fascinating objects, private interiors into areas of desire, yachts into swimming beaches, and hotels into real homes.
Born in Germany in 1968, Michaela Schleypen started her career at the early age of 18, studied art, design and marketing, lived in Hongkong and New York. All along, she never lost track of her dream: one day being an internationally renowned carpet designer. Success literally came over night with her breathtaking design ZEN, a hand-tufted and hand-carved carpet resembling a Japanese sand garden even including the obligatory stone. Exhibited all over the world, prize-winning ZEN was celebrated not only by international interior magazines like Elle Decoration and Architectural Digest.
Describing herself, Michaela Schleypen claims “floorpassion” as an addiction, where her creative mind is challenged every single step of the way. Today, she looks back on 25 years of experience as a carpet designer. After more than ten years as head of creative development for an internationally acclaimed label, Michaela established her own label “floor to heaven” to create her floor couture while supervising every step of development, production and marketing.
In 2016 Floor to Heaven celebrates its 10 Years anniversary!