Zakaria Rugs collaborated with Saana Mirzaie on the medium of a rug. This collaboration has been published in Het Parool, along with her story.
In the article, she shares her story as a model, who came as a refugee to The Netherlands and suffered from an eating disorder. She shares how art influenced her recovery. The ‘Saana’ rug is a symbol for finally being healthy and following her heart.
Philip met Saana during his role at Soho House, Amsterdam. Saana would come there often to sit and draw. They shared some words, became friends, and collaborated to produce a handmade rug.
The ‘Saana’ rug was presented the 2nd of May in 2021.