Beautiful gem hidden amongst snow and ice, Helsinki is one of the most prominent cities of Northern Europe. Located in Finland, the city is considered country’s political, economical and cultural center and rightfully so! Helsinki’s unique architecture and history makes it a popular tourist destination, nor only during warmer months of summer, but also in winter, when fans of winter sports can indulge themselves freely. Doris Leslie Blau has always tried to bring the charm enclosed in antique rugs closer to people, closer to you. We opened our galleries in multiple locations in order to let you experience the sheer beauty of antique, vintage Persian, oriental rugs for sale and carpets with your own eyes and hands.
Exclusive collection of antique rugs including our famous collection of large area rugs by Doris Leslie Blau. Nader Bolour the owner of Doris Leslie Blau’s rugs and carpets gallery is the largest rugs dealer in the world. We invite you to view our vintage rug shop online for the largest collection of antique carpets and rugs for sale.
Doris Leslie Blau is honored to supply our Helsinki based clientele in highest quality goods, from antique and vintage carpets to contemporary rugs.
Ever since our inception in 1965, DLB’s mission is to deliver best quality extra large area rugs for living room, antique carpets and vintage rugs wherever they are needed. Located in New York City, our gallery is home to some of the most spectacular rugs of every origin imaginable, including Oriental, European and Persian carpets. Seeing our antique carpets in the rooms of awarded designers is an everyday occurrence, as many of our clients are among Architectural Digest’s “Top 100 Designers” . We take a great pride in our craft, always doing our best to set the standards of an outstanding service. In the past decade, Doris Leslie Blau has also established itself as a leading source of fine new and custom rugs based on patterns by many well-known contemporary designers, including Alberto Pinto, Jed Johnson Associates, Mariette Himes Gomez, Amy Lau, Miles Redd, and fashion designers such as Nanette Lepore and Tommy Hilfiger. Ask the world’s top designers or architects to name their preeminent source of luxurious antique and bespoke rugs and they’re likely to point to Doris Leslie Blau!
In order to deliver you best antique and vintage carpets, we offer fast and inexpensive (sometimes even free!) shipping all over the world, straight from our New York City based gallery, permeated with the magic of antique, vintage and modern rugs. As always, we care about your satisfaction the most, so do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our fabulous rug collection and shipping process. Doris Leslie Blau’s webpage offers you the ultimate shopping experience, allowing to filter through every carpet in our possession using categories such as size, color, origins and age. Moreover, if you desire something original, we also offer a possibility of ordering a custom rug, made just for your liking!
The city of Helsinki was established in the 16th century by Swedish king Gustav I, who hoped to make it into a major trading center. It did not happen until a few centuries later, when Helsinki emerged after numerous wars as a strong and self-sufficient city. The city underwent numerous changes that can be easily seen in its diverse architecture. Elegant Art Nouveau buildings neighbor with modern constructions erected during past few years. In fact, Helsinki’s cityscape is dotted with works of famous Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto, the pioneer of architectural functionalism. Some of his masterpieces are the Olympic Stadium, erected specifically for 1940’s Olympics, the Tennis Palace, the Rowing Stadium, the Swimming Stadium, the Velodrome, the Glass Palace, the Töölö Sports Hall and Helsinki-Malmi Airport.
The city is well known for a variety of festivals it offers, with the Helsinki Festival being the most popular. This annual event concentrates on art and is a must-attend for local painters, sculptors and designers. In 2012 the city was named World Design Capital, due to its extensive use of design as social, economic and cultural tool of development. It is also worth mentioning that Helsinki annually host a prestigious Helsinki Design Week and is the birthplace of Finland’s best design school, University of Art and Design Helsinki.
Doris Leslie Blau Gallery’s owner, Nader Bolour, is widely known as a talented designer and ingenious businessman. His family established the Bolour&Sons enterprise in the 1920’s in Iran and quickly gained recognition as one of the most distinguished rug dealers worldwide. The Bolours created Y&B Bolour in 1978, after moving their business to London, where Nader Bolour had his first meeting with Doris Leslie Blau, a great connoisseur of antique Oriental rugs. Few years later, when the two of them met again, they formed a partnership. Nader purchased Doris Leslie Blau Gallery in 1997.
Gallery’s great success on the antique and vintage rug market is due to its owner business sense, original thinking and, most importantly, immeasurable experience. With his finger constantly on the pulse of an ever-changing market and an unprecedented eye skilled in finding rare specimens, he instituted a new quality of the carpet dealership.
Apart from being an exquisite dealer of rugs, Nader Bolour is a designer himself, which can be easily seen in gallery’s broad range of custom carpets, made from best materials available for its demanding clientele. His designs are classical, yet contain hints of modernism. They combine the glory of the Orient with the freshness of contemporary influences. Nader Bolour’s love for rugs is reflected in the approach of his employees. Who would better understand the never-fading elegance of antique carpets if not the people who love them so dearly? Whether you seek a rug from Nader or you desire his original design, you can rest assured that he is prepared to deliver a bit of soul to your home.
When it comes to rugs and carpets, Helsinki’s citizens seem to value quality above anything else. It is no wonder that some of our most loyal citizens come from this city, as Doris Leslie Blau’s rugs are praised not only for their beauty, but also how well made are they. In order to keep up with the diverse fashions of a city as dynamic as Helsinki, we work closely with local interior designers, who eagerly lend us their great expertise. We always make sure to tailor out grand collection to the needs of both new and old clients, so be sure to come by our webpage frequently to see new pieces available for sale. We take a great pride in the diversity of rugs offered by us. From antique carpets to modern contemporary rugs designed by world’s most famous names, Doris Leslie Blau has you covered.