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Indian Decorative Carpets

June 01, 2018

In today’s market, the terms “Agra,” “Amritsar” and “Indo-Persian” are synonymous with types of highly decorative carpets, which were woven in India during the last decades of the nineteenth century. The art of pile carpet weaving was imported into India by the Mughals, descendants of the Central Asian Mongols, when they conquered the Indian subcontinent in the sixteenth century. Indian decorative carpets continue the Mughal heritage of fine craftsmanship and their designs feature diverse Mughal and international influences. 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

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

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

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

The story behind F.J. Hakimian, one of the world's premier textile galleries.

October 22, 2014

Walking into Joseph Hakimian’s carpet gallery in Midtown, Manhattan is a bit like entering a cathedral. The atmosphere is meditative—like weaving upon a loom—and the myriad layers, textures, colors, and woven forms create a soothing, storied environment. Tapestries cling to the walls and countless rolled carpets stand by, all silently bearing witness. read more