I have known Saana for many years. Her professionalism and talent on every level has always shined through. While developing collections with us she has always brought a creative side that has proven invaluable. Her enthusiasm is contagious and welcoming!
— Scott Kravet, Chief Creative Director at Kravet
Saana is a true professional. An integral member of my design team for over a decade she both helped me form and uphold my brand identity for which I am very grateful.
— Barbara Barry
I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Saana for over 15 years. Her knowledge of all things textiles coupled with her easy going manner makes for an ideal working relationship. In addition Saana has a sixth sense about color and materiality that is present in all her endeavors.
— Mary Jo Miller, Vice President of Design and Development at HBF Textiles
Saana has played a major role at our company working on the design side of our Barbara Barry Realized by Henredon division. She has been with us from the start during the unveiling of the collection in April, 2005. Every furniture market since then, she has brought our showroom to life — from the concept stage to the final reveal. Her eye, her exquisite taste and her attention to detail are superb. Plus, she’s an absolutely wonderful person to work with.
— Todd Sessa, Vice President of Merchandising at Luxury Brands - Heritage Home Group
Saana is fresh, strong and talented. Her instincts are sharp which makes brainstorming and direction very effective. Her spirit and manner make her a true pleasure to work with and be around.
— Michael Koch, Owner - Principal at LA Mills
I have worked with Saana for many years and can’t recommend her highly enough. Her textile designs and pattern applications are exemplary, the epitome of versatility and elegance, both timeless and fun, she has an answer for every brief and delivers without fuss. Above all of this, she maintains a supreme professionalism, charm and personal refinement rarely seen in the industry. My only regret is that she isn’t sat working in my own office.
— Martin Kemp, Creative Director at Martin Kemp Design
Working with Saana is not only inspiring but educational. She has a keen eye for design not only for it’s aesthetic appeal but understands the importance of functionality. She is inspiring to her colleagues and easy to work with. Her expertise is apparent not only in design, but in the development and execution of product, and solutions to any challenges that arise.
— Lynette Mason, Independent Design Professional and Consultant
I have had the pleasure of working with Saana on an ongoing basis for over 7 years. She is a consummate professional with a talent level rarely encountered in the furniture industry. She is always thorough, with thoughtful detail to her work that is always appropriate; never mired in the irrelevant or immaterial.

Saana’s even-tempered disposition makes even urgent and problematic projects smooth and enjoyable. I hope to have the pleasure of working with her for many years to come.
— Mary Garvin, Upholstery Product Manager - Baker Furniture