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Why Gray Matters

October 31, 2018

“The single most important lesson of architectural color is that every color only appears to be what it is relative to its surroundings,” explains Donald Kaufman, the famed color consultant. This is a lesson long known to artists who value gray for its supporting role—in the Renaissance gray was the preferred portrait background to emphasize the richness of the sitters’ costumes, while the Impressionists and Fauvists, for all their love of color, often used gray to make their other colors spark with life. read more

Marion Dorn

August 01, 2018

Marion Dorn is an iconic textile designer who was born in California on December 25, 1896. In 1916, she graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphics. First, Marion tried her luck in San Francisco, later in New York, where she gained recognition as a designer of batiks. Her career really started to take off during the 1920s when she discovered her passion in textile design. read more

Vibeke Klint

August 01, 2018

Vibeke Klint is Danish textile artist born on December 13, 1927. She is famously known for her wide variety of tapestries, carpets, silks and home textiles. Her designs were all initially inspired by functionalism, and often featured geometric motifs. read more

Wiener Werkstätte Carpets (1903-1932)

May 21, 2018

The Werkstätte’s mission was to break down the barrier between the fine and applied arts to “raise the aesthetic standards of objects of daily use.” The integration of beauty and utility became the Werkstätte’s mantra. In addition, the rejection of hierarchy within the arts and their commitment to craft over machine production linked the Werkstätte’s manifesto to the many reformist and art movements taking place throughout Europe at the turn of the twentieth century. 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

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

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

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