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Global Sophistication: The Art of the Persian Carpet

April 18, 2018

Whether bold and complex, or subtle and graceful, Persian carpets have for centuries been regarded as the crowning achievement of the textile arts. While a traditional art, Persian carpets work in harmony with the eclectic sensibility of today’s most sophisticated designers who understand the level of quality that can only be achieved in the slow processes of the master craftsman. From the slowness of the dye process, to the subtlety of refined and balanced designs, these works have an aura and materiality that is an antidote to a mass-produced world and the flattened space of the technological age. read more

The Last Project of Jean-Michel Frank

February 19, 2018

Nelson A. Rockefeller's apartment was famously decorated by Jean-Michel Frank. The French Modernist designed the interiors of Rockefeller's salon with a modern take on vintage furniture while incorporating other artists into his vision. Using Christian Bérard's carpet design, he tied the room together with Matisse and Léger paintings. Rockefeller's salon is just one of many the contributions Frank made to the design world. read more

Frida Hansen And The Making of Art Nouveau

January 19, 2018

Read about Art Nouveau interior designer Frida Hansen, a Norwegian tapestry weaving artist famous for notable pieces during the early 1900's. read more

An Age of Revolution: 18th Century European Carpets

November 27, 2017

The late 18th century was an age of revolutions, not only in politics and government but also in art and design. We can clearly see the seismic cultural shifts in the carpets of the late 18th century. These carpets were woven for the newly built town and country houses of Europe, where fashionable interiors took on new elegant simplicity. A sense of harmony, proportion, and informality seemed to sweep away the decades of Baroque and Rococo formalism and ostentation in favor of the lightness of the early neoclassical.   read more

20th Century European Tapestry

September 21, 2017

The art of European tapestry was revitalized in the early 20th century by the avant-garde. The German Bauhaus was foundational in this renewal, with the ideas and techniques developed there proving deeply influential on later modernist movements. In France, designers incorporated new modalities and aesthetics while also looking back to the country’s artistic heritage, including five hundred years of tapestry arts. Artists and designers in Scandinavia created the most innovative and expressive forms in 20th century tapestry weaving—it was in the north that modern tapestry reached its apex. read more

Mohair: The Diamond Fiber

August 18, 2017

Mohair is an extraordinary fiber. It comes from the fleece of the Angora goat, a breed that originated in Tibet, and compared to other fibers from Far Eastern and South American goat breeds, mohair is exceptionally unique for its unparalleled luster, resilience and an ability to fully absorb dyes. read more

Kips Bay Decorator Show House

June 05, 2017

FJ Hakimian was the unequivocal go-to source for antique and hand woven carpets at this year’s Kips Bay Decorator Show House. Inside the redbrick Georgian townhouse on the Upper East Side, five of the 18-total designers turned toward dealer Joseph Hakimian’s expertise in hand-selecting rugs to go with each designer’s theme. Vintage Swedish carpets and ornate French tapestries from the FJ Hakimian showroom on East 57th Street in Manhattan provide the thread that runs through these five rooms. read more

Woven Heritage

April 25, 2017

FJ Hakimian’s new collection Woven Heritage offers sophisticated hand-woven mats in custom sizes in a variety of sustainable, heritage plant-fibers and patterns. Materials such as of palmas de iraka, ramie and southern cattail have been used in the basketry traditions of Africa, Southeast Asian and South America for millennia. This collection offers an assortment of elegant woven designs that are perfectly in harmony with contemporary design modes both modern and traditional. read more

Natural Textures: Wool, Silk and Plant-Fiber Carpets

March 01, 2017

Subtle, neutral colors, raw tactility and uncluttered designs characterize FJ Hakimian’s contemporary collection Natural Textures. These new, hand-woven carpets harmonize natural materials and earthy textures with sustainable luxury. The hand-knotted designs have been crafted with an innovative mix of wool, silk, and natural plant fibers and are offered in a variety of soft neutral colors and organic, minimal and geometric designs. The effect is a rich feel, subtlety and visual weight; offering a textural layer that grounds and adds warmth to a range of 21st-Century interior design styles. read more

Composed Minimalism "Hezar Jerib Collection"

January 23, 2017

FJ Hakimian’s Composed Minimalism is a collection of sophisticated vintage kilim panels that has been expertly assembled to create striking and functional designs perfectly suited to 21st-Century tastes and lifestyles. read more

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