About Ceyla Lacerda
Born in Sao Paulo, designer Ceyla Lacerda made her debut in the artistic world due to pure chance at the end of the 1980s. She was working behind the scenes for a modelling agency, when a picture of her got mixed up with those of professional models… And just like that, her career was launched!
In 1988, she arrived in Paris to work for talented designers and iconic labels – Chanel, Christian Dior, YSL, Kenzo, Rochas, Fendi, Gianfranco Ferre, Oscar de la Renta...
As she worked with these great couturiers, she discovered the magic of creation, from the birth of an idea to its final result, made of the most beautiful yarns and fabrics.
From fashion, she later moved on to the world of mosaics, where she learned how to put together colors and textures. Just like in couture, she was amazed by the beauty that emerges from the combination of materials, colors and shapes.
In 2013, her interest for the richness of materials and her keen taste for aesthetics inspired her to create her own brand of home textiles – CEYLA LACERDA.
Ceyla then designed herself all throws and cushion covers knitted in her small São Paolo workshop, before initiating a collaboration with indigenous tribes in Brazil.
Inspired by the natural environment and cultural heritage of her native country, these new collections pay homage to the cultures of the Amazon rainforest, highlighting their precious heritage with remarkably contemporary designs. By giving part of the sale price to native communities, Ceyla Lacerda puts her passion to good use by helping the peoples who make Brazil so rich.