Tbilisi, Georgia

Nata Janberidze and Keti Toloraia, the designers and cofounders of Rooms, were both born in Tbilisi, Georgia in 1981. They met and became friends while studying Design at Tbilisi Academy of Arts. The pair graduated in 2003, and began collaborating on interior and product design projects that same year. Rooms was officially founded in 2007.

Rooms is based in Tbilisi. The studio focuses on interior and product design projects on the local and international stage—from hotels, restaurants, and residential projects to furniture, lighting, and accessories. Following a successful collaboration with the brand, Moooi included Rooms’ Position Lamp in its 2011 catalogue. The studio has also exhibited widely, including the 2013 Ventura Lambrate, presentations at Mint Gallery during London Design Festival 2011 and 2012, and in 100% Design London 2009. The design duo asserts that the mixture of Asian and European cultures that make up the Georgian identity is a major influence on their work.