Known as “the Steel City” and “the City of Bridges”, Pittsburgh is a place where you can almost smell the change in the air. Although in the past the city was famous for its numerous factories which produced aluminum, glass, shipbuilding, petroleum, foods, sports, transportation, computing, autos, and electronics, today Pittsburgh looks towards the future and concentrates more on, software engineering, robotics, energy research and the nuclear navy. Its origin as industrial city is still clearly visible in its rich architecture and it proudly boasts some of the best renowned museums, medical centers, research centers, not to mention a great number of parks and libraries! Here at Doris Leslie Blau we are happy to say that some of our most loyal clients come from the Pittsburgh area and are a proof of city’s impeccable tastes. Be it antique rugs, vintage rugs or vintage area rugs – Pittsburgh loves all carpets equally.
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 rugs. 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 rug 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!
Pittsburgh fully embraced its industrial past and what’s more, its proud of it! The city is home to one of the most diverse cultural districts in the United States, further highlighting modern approach of its citizens. With over 68 universities and colleges, which include world leaders in research and development, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, some might think that Pittsburgh is all about science and technology, but coincidentally, the city has also the most bars per capita in the United States!
The tastes of Pittsburgh’s citizens are as diverse as the place itself. As one of the most livable cities in the world and top place to live in the America, Pittsburgh can be very demanding when it comes to rugs. Many of our future clients will appreciate the fact that our antique carpets are made of natural fibers, such as wool, cotton and silk, and only traditional plant-based dyes were used during their production. What’s more, we offer you a great choice of plant-fiber rugs, such as sisal and sea grass – a great choice for those who care about environment. In order to keep up with the rising demand, Doris Leslie Blau works with local artists and designers, who set trends not only in the area, but also in the whole country. Our ever-changing collection of carpets and rugs contains some of the most unique pieces imaginable. We take a great pride in our gallery, where you can find carpets from all over the world. Although antique rugs are our specialty, our stock is full of vintage carpets, area carpets and – for the most demanding – we offer the possibility of making custom rugs!
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.
Pittsburgh knows its rugs and that’s why Doris Leslie Blau relishes the unique opportunity that is supplying this city with our best products. If you are ever in doubt about something, be sure to visit our webpage!