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A Certain Blue Enters Your Soul

November 28, 2018

Henri Matisse, whose quote above captures the magic and mystery of blue, speaks for all who adore this color. But although blue seems intrinsic to art and design, you may be surprised to know that for millennia this color didn’t, in a sense, exist. Although two of Earth’s most prominent features—the oceans and the sky—are blue, the world’s earliest texts, from any culture, make no reference to the color. read more

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

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2018

May 16, 2018

Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2018 showcases so many wonderful and skilled designers. This year’s 46th annual show boasted 22 design firms and was located at 110 East 76th Street, New York. FJ Hakimian is proud to present three rugs that were incorporated into 2 room designs at this year’s show. The designers we worked with have incredible skills and are in the forefront of today’s modern interior design world. 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

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

SHEER NATURAL: Handwoven fabrics from Lake Como

October 25, 2015

Over the years, FJ Hakimian Gallery actively collaborated with textile artists and studios in various regions of Italy with rich history of textile weaving, including the areas near Como, Venice, Florence, Pisa, Luca, and Umbria. Many samples from these regions now fill the pages of the historical textile archive folders in my office. read more