Submitted by Sasan Salari on 16 February, 2009 - 22:58.
award | IDI
We are delighted to announce that our showroom renovation won a Gold Award in retail design at the 2008 Interior Design Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC) Awards of Excellence, which took place on February 10 at the Playhouse Theatre.
Designed by Vancouver-based Splyce Design, the Salari showroom features a theatre-style gallery of rugs that are hung individually from the ceiling - a concept that breaks dramatically from the conventional carpet store. A bright white backdrop and mahogany-coloured benches add to the contemporary ambiance of the space.
Splyce Design also won three additional awards, including Best in Show for the Salari showroom, which took the top honour in a field of more than 70 entries.
The IDIBC Awards of Excellence celebrate the best in interior design across British Columbia. Local designers and architects are honoured for their work in a number of categories including residential, retail, and hospitality. A distinguished panel of judges with expertise in a number of disciplines selected the winners for the event.
The Architectural Institute of BC Gallery will showcase the award winners in an exhibit running from February 24 to March 19, 8:30am to 5pm daily. For more information on IDIBC, please visit www.idibc.org.
Submitted by Sasan Salari on 10 January, 2009 - 15:46.
Thalia in Frosted Green
We are pleased to announce that we received our showroom pieces from the Lapchi collection just before the holidays. All are now unpacked and ready for viewing.
Our current selection consists of twenty full-size (8' x 10'), three 5' x 7' pieces, and over 140 samples which can be borrowed to match fabric and wall colours.
We have also created a Lapchi section under the "Modern" menu for more information on the collection, and a gallery showing a few of the large-size pieces in our showroom.
Lapchi's collection contains some of the most sophisticated and elegant carpets currently available. Feel free to visit our showroom to view these pieces in person, as the texture and subtlety of the weave cannot be captured in an image.
Submitted by Sasan Salari on 7 October, 2008 - 16:31.
lapchi | modern | tibetan
We are pleased to introduce Lapchi, a collection of exquisite handknotted Tibetan carpets. Lapchi's designs are inspired by textile motifs ranging from Spanish 14th-century pieces to contemporary European and Eastern patterns.
Lapchi offers numerous custom-capabilities for designers and architects looking to create the perfect match for their project.
We will be creating a Lapchi section on our website soon, which will provide more details on these great pieces.
Submitted by Sasan Salari on 12 August, 2008 - 16:07.
Barbara Barry | Radiance | tufenkian
From left: Heavenly, Moire, Sequins, Shearling and Tiara
We are pleased to announce that we have just received our latest pieces from Barbara Barry's Radiance Collection.
The collection consists of 8 different designs, in a total of 20 colour-ways. As with all of Barry's designs, the patterns are elegant and timeless. This latest collection introduces some very interesting textural elements, including combinations of sculpted pile, loop-pile, and silk-accents.
The pieces are hand-knotted by Tufenkian Artisan Carpets, and are available in stock sizes from 3' x 5' to 12 'x 16'.
In our showroom, we carry a selection of these carpets in 6' x 9', 8' x 10', as well as a number of 3' x 5' samples.
Submitted by Sasan Salari on 1 August, 2008 - 17:08.
interior design | pollack | tufenkian
Pollack Collection. From left: Zither Cinnamon & Spice, Zigzaggery Quarry, Box Step Slate
Interior Design Magazine showcased fabric designer Mark Pollack's collection of carpets in their July 2008 issue. The collection is produced in collaboration with Tufenkian Artisan Carpets and consists of eight designs in multiple colourways. The pieces are handknotted with Tibetan highland wool and some use silk to accent specific parts of the design.
Click here to view the article on Tufenkian's site.
Of the carpets shown in the article, we currently have Mod in stock in an 8' x 10' size, and we have full-colour images of the whole collection in our showroom. As with all of Tufenkian's carpets, most of the designs are readily available in stock sizes from 3' x 5' to 10' x 14', and custom sizes can be ordered as well.
Another of Pollock's Designs in the collection, Tiki, is featured in the September 2008 Issue of Veranda magazine.
Click here to view the Veranda editorial coverage.
Submitted by Sasan Salari on 6 July, 2008 - 22:54.
custom | diurne | modern
We have added information on one of our great new lines, Diurne, to the Modern section of the website. Diurne's modern carpet line is created by Paris-based artist Marcel Zelmanovitch. His designs are inspired by the world around him and he masterfully transforms his vision into spectacular carpets.
Apart from the unique designs and quality, Diurne's strength is in custom production. Typical Diurne orders will alter a particular design's size, shape or colours to suit the specific room requirements. Diurne's ability to deliver consistently exceptional service is the reason they are one of Europe's top design resources.
Please take a moment to read more about the line, and to view example images from the collection.
Submitted by Sasan Salari on 22 May, 2008 - 22:54.
Tufenkian Shipment May 2008. From left: Tides Seacove, Implied Damask Mangrove, Streets of Paris Silverplate
We have just received our latest shipment of modern carpets produced by Tufenkian Artisan Carpets. Some of the highlights include pieces by designers Vincente Wolf, Mark Pollack (the designer behind Pollack fine fabrics), and Kevin Walz.
Pieces range from classic Arts & Crafts to ultra-modern textured wool and silk rugs. Colours range from exquisite reds to subtle earth tones to edgy silver and greys.
We stock a good number of room-sized 8' x 10' pieces, which also serve as samples from which smaller or larger sizes can be ordered. Tufenkian is one of the few producers stocking various sizes of their designs, and many are available in a matter of weeks instead of the customary 4-6 months.
Submitted by Ryan McKeown on 5 April, 2008 - 12:12.
After three months closed for renovations, we are finally open.
As before, we are open from Tuesday to Saturday from 11 AM. to 5:30 PM. And by appointment on Sunday and Monday.
We look forward to seeing you in our improved and updated new showroom.
Submitted by Sasan Salari on 26 March, 2008 - 20:13.
convention | idswest
The IDSWest show was a great success for us, and we made many great connections with retail and trade clients. Thanks to all of you who stopped by our booth and said hello.
At the tradeshow, we exhibited mainly pieces from our contemporary collections. Barbara Barry's new line, Radiance, received a lot of attention, particularly the Sequins design (shown in the image to the right). The mix of wool and silk really adds to the textural feel of this carpet.
The Kimono collection by Diurne of Paris was also very popular (two pieces shown on the floor). These pieces are inspired by historic Japanese Kimono prints, which the artist Marcel Zelmanovich has interpreted into his contemporary carpet designs. If you have not seen them at the show, please drop by our showroom to view the original images on which these great carpets are based. We will be adding more information on this great line and Marcel Zelmanovich's other collections to our website shortly.
Our showroom is set to open later this week - we are just putting the final touches on, so we look forward to seeing you in our brand new space!