Posted on: September 18, 2017
Iranian Artist Spotlight
Parviz Tanavoli: Sculptor
Guy Regal of Guy Regal Decorative & Fine Art has opened a new space in 200 Lex! We’re so thrilled to have two of our carpets in his beautiful new location alongside other stunning home decor! Check out a little more about the space as well as information about What’s New What’s Next at 200 Lex this Thursday the 14th!
While Labor Day may signal the official end of summer, we’re still in the summer mood! Here’s a list of our 5 favorite carpets that would be perfect for any beach house!
A few of us here at Orley Shabahang have picked a few of our personal favorite colors we saw this summer! Check out these colors and a few of our matchings carpets.
This incredible exhibit is on view at the MET until August 27th! Read a little more about it here.
While our primary focus is our own carpet production, there is another stunning work of art we deal in! Read a little about our incredible collection of baskets from Panama!
While our Empire State design bares a striking resemblance and is named after the great building, the inspiration for the design actually comes from something else!
Orley Shabahang has moved to the 4th floor of 595 Broadway. Stop by to see the new space and say hello to familiar faces!
Come this July you’ll be able to find us at our new location in SoHo at 595 Broadway!
Now that summer is officially upon us, here are a few of our favorite delicious and light Persian recipes!
Art Deco is a design movement that began in the mid 1920s and lasted until the 1940s. Originating in Paris, this style influenced architecture, interiors design, and fashion. Here’s a look at a few of our deco designs including Deco Buttons!
ICFF features what’s best and what’s next in contemporary design, luxury interiors and high end furniture. Extraordinary styles by top international furniture brands and emerging new talent highlight unique furnishings, seating, wall covering, carpeting, accessories, lighting, kitchen, bath, outdoor furniture and more. Visit us at booth 2633!
This year we’re very thrilled to have our carpets in Venice Design, a companion exhibition to the Venice Biennale.
All throughout May our entire inventory is on sale! We’re offering 25% all of our carpets with up to 50% off select styles.
There are a lot of beautiful similarities between antique city and village carpets. They’re both technically and visually impressive works of art that have stood the test of time, however it’s their differences that make them so interesting. Here’s a closer look at what makes each of these types of carpets so incredible.
Similar to a painting, each traditional Persian carpet has a unique story to tell. The story is interpreted through the design motifs, as well as the colors that the weaver uses to paint her picture. Continue reading to learn the symbolic meaning behind the colors found in this ancient handicraft!
At Orley Shabahang, we work hard to carry on the weaving traditions of Iran. Not only do we hand-spin all of our wool and weave our carpets entirely by hand, we use only all natural raw materials to dye our wool. Here’s a look into where each color is derived from!
Persian Tehran Tree of Life Carpet with Hunting Scene, circa 1880
As Orley Shabahang owes the artistry of its rugs to the traditional handicrafts of the Persian culture, we wanted to share some other Persian traditions that have endured generations. Ring in the Persian New Year by reading about the customs of this thirteen-day celebration that begins on the first day of spring!
Pantone has released their 2017 Spring Color Report and we had fun matching the colors to some of our carpets!
DIFFA: Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS raises awareness and grants funds to organizations that provide treatment, direct care services, preventive education programs and advocacy for individuals impacted by HIV/AIDS. Held annually in March, DIFFA invites local and international designers to transform a raw space into a showcase of over-the-top dining environments for its annual fundraiser for HIV/AIDS—DINING BY DESIGN. We’re so excited to be collaborating this year on a table with Poltrona Frau designed by Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz also featuring LASVIT Lighting.
The Architectural Digest Design Show is only 10 days away! Visit us at booth 431!
White Samarkand Khotan Carpet, circa 1870.
We’re so excited to be nominated in the flooring category of the New York Spaces Leaders in Home Design Product Design Awards. There are 2 more weeks left to help us win! Vote now by clicking the photo below!
Each of our Limited Series focuses on a specific motif or design. You can now find each of these designs in their own category on our new and improved website! Here’s a little bit more about each series!
We had a great time at Thomas Riley Studio’s opening night of their current exhibition, Art + Design. Here are some shots from our live weaving demonstration!
The Rain series includes some of our most iconic designs. Inspired by its namesake, here is a closer look at what makes this collection so functional and unique.
We are excited to announce that our carpet are now in the Poltrona Frau showroom in Los Angeles! You can now view a fantastic selection of our handmade carpets alongside iconic Poltrona Frau furniture.
We’re so excited to announce that Orley Shabahang will be doing a live weaving demonstration at the opening night of our good friends at Thomas Riley Studio’s newest exhibition! The opening reception is January 12th from 5:30pm – 8pm. Hope to see you there!
How do you interpret music into a visual design? Co-owner and designer Bahram Shabahang set out for the challenge in our contemporary Music Series.
Time is running out for the Orley Shabahang End of Year Sale. For the rest of the week, we will be offering some of our favorite pieces at a discounted rate, as well as year round discounts on our website!
We here at Orley Shabahang want to wish everyone a great holiday season and a wonderful New Year! We look forward to seeing old friends and making new ones in 2017!
As you look for a special something for yourself this holiday season, long-time fans of Orley Shabahang may have noticed that the website has a bit of a different look.
From now until the New Year we’re excited to offer select carpets at a discounted rate! We’re also excited to announce that some of our carpets will now be on sale and available for purchase directly from our website year round!
We are very proud pet owners at Orley Shabahang. If it were not for our Persian fat-tailed sheep, the rest of our entirely hand-crafted process would not be possible.
We’re thrilled to introduce our second collaboration with Argentinian artist Antonia Guzman.
It’s that time of year again- SOFA Chicago! Come say hello to the Orley Shabahang family at booth 621.
A Persian Mishan Malayer, circa 1900
The motifs found in the carpets of the pastoral nomadic Bakhtiari tribe are inspired by the sights and sounds of those who wove them. Through this prized handicraft, the Bakhtiari have made their name synonymous with designs of plants and animals that are stylized in a totally unique and beautiful way.
We’re so excited to announce that we have a brand new loom right in our showroom! Now you can see the incredible process of how our rugs are woven in person.
Pantone has released their 2016 colors for Fall and we had fun matching the colors to our carpets!
Inspiration can come from anywhere! Much of what our co-owner and designer Bahram Shabahang is inspired by are things that you find in nature. This is definitely true for our line of butterfly carpets.
Thank you to the Hajji Baba Club and everyone who came to our great event on Friday evening. It was amazing to hear co-owner and designer Bahram Shabahang talk about the incredible history of Persian carpet making and why he’s chosen to carry on this tradition and art.
Orley Shabahang is excited to host the latest Hajji Baba Club event. This event will be open to the public! Join us this Saturday, September 11th, from 4pm to 6pm at the Orley Shabahang Gallery to learn about the ancient craft of Persian carpet making. Co-founder Bahram Shabahang will discuss the entire process, from the sheep to the finished product. Examples of Persian rugs both antique and our own new creations will be presented for you to see!
Sarouk Farahan circa 1880 and Haji Jalili Tree of Life circa 1870.
With August quickly coming to an end, our summer sale is ending with it! We’re offering up to 50% off select carpets from each of our design categories. This sale ends the 31st. You can view the carpets that are on sale on our Pinterest page or you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a dropbox link! Stop by our store anytime to see any carpet in person.
Bakhtiari Cow Blanket Kilim from the 1890s
Following a centuries old tradition, many weavers attach a nazar ghorboni stone to every carpet that they weave. This long held superstition is meant to ward off the evil eye, or any spirits wishing them ill will.
Starting today through the entire month of August we’re excited to offer up to 50% off of retail pricing on select carpets of all sizes!
At Orley Shabahang, we are well-known for our pile carpets because the wool from our Persian Fat-Tailed Sheep gives the carpets such a softness and sheen, but Orley Shabahang also creates exceptional flatweaves. Also handwoven by artisan weavers, our flatweaves use those same high-quality raw materials and that hand spinning process provides the wool with extraordinary strength. …Read full post.
Summer is a time for beaches, friends, and barbecues and warm sunshine coming in through your windows can make your carpets look even more amazing. With this busy time of year you may also have concerns about keeping your carpet clean, but rest assured that we have the answers so you can focus on summer relaxation.
Produced in partnership with Thomas Riley Studio and designer Chad Jensen, the Versailles carpet is truly one of our most stunning carpets.
All art starts with inspiration, and that’s no different for our rugs. Each of our pieces is a unique work of functional art with its own inspiration and history. Some of the inspiration is a little more abstract, where as others like our mosaic rugs are a more literal homage.
Have you ever heard the music of an artistic, handmade Persian carpet? Do you know how to read the unique story contained within its borders? Has anyone ever shown you how the passion of the artisan’s soul is purposefully intertwined with the threads of the carpet’s pile?
Orley Shabahang uses only completely organic dyes in our process in order to get the most beautiful color that will last a lifetime.
The Guzman series translates fine art into functional art. Learn more about how it came to be!
Check out this video of our completely natural weaving process!
In order to make the highest quality carpet, you have to start first with the best raw materials. For us, that starts with wool. Orley Shabahang uses Persian fat-tailed sheep (which you can read about here). These sheep have been bred for centuries specifically for carpet making due to the high quality of the wool that comes from these sheep. The quality of this raw wool needs to be maintained, which is why all of our wool is hand spun.
ICFF is fast approaching, and we could not be more excited to return to the show to be able to showcase all of our beautiful contemporary designs and weaves!
In the second half of this history of Persian Carpets, our owner Bahram Shabahang gives us a short and insightful history of carpet making in Persian culture and what makes these carpets so important and special.
Our owner Bahram Shabahang gives us a short and insightful history of carpet making in Persian culture and what makes these carpets so important and special.
All art starts with inspiration. Our co-owner and designer Bahram Shabahang uses inspiration from life all around him to create the stunning and unique designs you see in all of our carpets. Our Galaxy collection is no different. Named after its inspiration, here’s a closer look into one of our favorite collections of carpets.
Here at Orley Shabahang we pride ourselves on producing the highest quality carpets possible. In order to do that we need to use only the best quality materials. That begins with using the highest pedigree of sheep, Persian fat-tailed sheep, which have been bred for centuries specifically for carpet making.
Orley Shabahang is proud to be a corporate sponsor for this very special concert that will occur on the Eve of the Persian New Year, Saturday, March 19th, 2016. We are please to offer you discounted tickets! Simply click here, order up to 2 tickets on Tier 3, enter SHABAHANG in the discount code box at the checkout, and click APPLY to receive a 50% discount. This code is valid through March 14th, 2016, but seating is limited so order early and enjoy the concert!
We’re very excited to introduce our newest collection, animal rugs! Designed by co-owner Bahram Shabahang, this new collection features a fresh take on a classic Persian design.
View our gorgeous naturally dyed blue Rain carpet in a great feature in Architectural Digest where designers show beautifully decorated niche office spaces.
Check out this great slide show on Architectural Digest which shows the works they’re most excited to see at Design Miami this year! Featured is our beautiful antique Haji Jalili carpet circa 1870. We’re extremely excited to be the first carpet gallery ever included in this prestigious exhibition!
In this helpful Huffington Post article, co-owner Bahram Shabahang offers his expert advice on how to clean various stains out of your beautiful carpets.
Enjoy this great Architectural Digest feature, where co-owner Bahram Shabahang gives expert advice to those looking to invest in the finest quality antique Persian rugs.
Here is our co-owner, Geoff Orley, explaining the story behind Orley Shabahang on BCTV. If you’re interested in how we make our beautiful carpets, please take a look:
Throughout our past 40 years of business in the United States, Orley Shabahang Persian Carpets has worked to uphold its distinguished reputation. It is known among discerning customers and collectors that Orley Shabahang has the most comprehensive selection and highest grade of artistic carpets in the country. Our distinction derives from the impassioned work of Bahram Shabahang, whose unabashed love for Persian carpets may be traced back through to the very beginning of his family. …Read full post.