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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

The House that Mӓrta Built….

May 06, 2016

Märta Måås-Fjetterström (1873-1941), a trained Swedish Textile artist was bit of a revolutionary — her life story and the subsequent establishment of the MMF Workshop is legendary amongst Textile collector’s world over. read more

NEW MODERN COLLECTION: Wool, Silk & Hemp Fiber Blend Carpets

February 01, 2016

We have just launched an exciting new collection of signature modern design carpets at FJ Hakimian Gallery. Each design features a combination of wool, silk and hemp or nettle fiber, hand-crafted using cut pile & loop technique in all-natural materials by our artisans. read more

BERBERS: What Did Alvar Aalto and Peter Marino Have In Common?

January 04, 2016

The Berbers are Morocco’s semi-nomadic tribes. About seventeen Berber groups inhabiting the Northeastern Azilal province of the Moroccan High Atlas region form the confederation of the Beni-Ouaraïn. read more

SCANDINAVIAN FORESTS: Bringing Nature into the Interiors with Vintage Wall Hangings

December 15, 2015

The term “Scandinavian design” originates from an exhibition that traveled the US from 1954 to 1957. Promoting the “Scandinavian way of living,” it exhibited various works by Nordic designers and established the meaning of the term that continues to endure: accessible, simple and clean designs, inspired by natureand the northern climate, with an emphasis on enjoying the domestic environment. read more

BARBRO NILSSON & Midcentury Swedish Textiles

November 23, 2015

A few decades later, Scandinavian modernist aesthetics drastically rose in popularity. The bold, yet unfussy, Scandinavian textiles proved to work well alongside the modern art in many of our clients' environments. One of the 20th century Swedish textile designers whose work I am very fond of in that regard is Barbro Nilsson (1899-1983). read more

AMAZONIAN INSPIRATIONS: Natural Plant Fiber Mats

November 17, 2015

We recently launched a very exciting collection of natural plant fiber mats at FJ Hakimian Gallery, hand-made by artisans from the depths of the Amazon. read more

CUSTOM VINTAGE: a contemporary carpet collection that incorporates rare weavings from Persia, ca. 1940

October 14, 2015

F.J. Hakimian's Vintage Kilim collection of carpets is one of the most unique and inventive examples of antiques meeting contemporary design. This carpet collection incorporates rare weavings from Persia and Turkey, circa 1940. read more

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