Hong Kong is considered one of the world’s most influential cities, thanks to its high Financial Development Index score and large trading industry. Located on the Pearl River Delta, Hong Kong is an autonomous city, almost completely independent from China. Its best known features are deep natural harbor, which and impressive skyline, full of high skyscrapers. Exclusive collection of antique rugs and vintage carpets for sale 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.
As a city that never sleeps, Hong Kong offers a wide choice of cultural entertainment, ranging from nightclubs to traditional Chinese theater. City’s society consists of multiple nationalities, which deeply influence its culture and art. Doris Leslie Blau is proud to carter to Hong Kong’s carpet needs, as some of our most loyal clients happen to be its citizens. Ever since our inception in 1965, DLB’s mission is to deliver best quality antique rugs and vintage carpets 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, vintage and Chinese deco rugs, 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 Persian rugs 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 source of the city’s name is believed to originate in imprecise pronunciation in spoken Cantonese hoeng gong, which means “Fragrant Harbour” or “Incense Harbour. Hong Kong has many nicknames, but its most famous one is “Pearl of the Orient”. After the First Opium War ended, Hong Kong became a British colony, but during World War II it was occupied by Japan. In 1945 British control resumed and after negotiations between the United Kingdom and China in 1997 Hong Kong became a special administrative region (SAR) of the Peoples Republic of China with a high degree of autonomy. It maintains a separate political legislative, judiciary and economic system from China, however military defense and foreign affairs are shared .
Often described as a place where “East meets West”, Hong Kong’s culture is a mix of Chinese tradition and Western influences. Despite modern approach to many issues, the people of Hong Kong still hold traditions close to their heart.
The city’s architecture is famous for its abundance of skyscrapers (which estimated number is believed to be 1223), but because of space restrictions few old buildings remain. As a result, Hong Kong is world’s center of modern architecture and its skyline is considered one of the most beautiful in the world.
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.
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 Hong Kong, 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. However, if you happen to look for something completely original, we have something special! For those most demanding we offer the possibility of ordering a custom carpet, created just for you! All of our rugs are of highest quality, made of best materials available! If you happen to have any questions or doubts, our qualified staff would be more than happy to help or advise you.