Bouroullec Brothers Unveil New Exhibition in Paris

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Here at Nazmiyal andtique oriental rugs, we are erstwhile admirers of good design. The Bouroullec brothers, Ronan and Erwan, are highly regarded industrial designers with a new exhibition on display at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris. An exhibition that highlights the Bououllecs’ penchant for modernism as well as organic, naturalistic aesthetics has been Read More…

Inside Jean Royère’s Mid-Century Modern Design

Illustration of a living room by Jean Royère Photo: Architectural Digest

Jean Royère’s interior designs have an iconic history that matches the biography of the man. From humble beginnings as an banker, Royère earned craftsmanship credit before creating his own definitive style – one that became a favorite of the kings of the Middle East. From the Shah of Iran to Egyptian King Farouk and King Hussein of Read More…

Yaacov Agam: Abstract Art on Rugs

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Bright colors and optical illusions don’t sound like ideal elements of rug design. But when Yaacov Agam does it, the result is an abstract a masterpiece. The Israeli-born artist has a unmatched talent for transforming colors into tangible works of art. It is an unexpected technique for textiles, but with his genius, it translates beautifully. Read More…

Rough Luxe Defines Design Trends

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It looks old, beat up and secondhand. But, that’s exactly how it’s supposed to look. Called Rough Luxe, this aesthetic is a new design trend that combines storytelling and raw elements to redefine the value of luxury. “In this economy, people are buying less. But, they’re buying things that have more meaning,” says Sean Brennan, Read More…

One World Trade Center Becomes Tallest Building in US

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New York City’s One World Trade Center began its assent into the record books as the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere today. The 104-floor building, also known as the Freedom Tower, received the first bits of its spire, which once completed, will put the tower at 1,776 feet tall. Likening this final phase to Read More…