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Antique Rugs in Toronto, Canada

One of the best developed and friendliest places in the world, Toronto is a city you are bound to fall in love with. Located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario and situated on a broad sloping plateau, Toronto boasts a stunning landscape filled with rivers and urban forests. The city is composed of 140 unique neighborhoods, which have a big influence on its culture. In fact, Toronto’s diverse society is what makes it such a pleasant place to be in. Doris Leslie Blau is proud to deliver out best antique rugs for sale, vintage carpets and contemporary rugs to our Toronto based clientele.

Ever since our inception in 1965, DLB’s mission is to deliver best quality antique rugs and vintage area 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 carpet. 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!

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Although the area around contemporary Toronto was inhabited by Aboriginal peoples for years, the city itself was founded in the 18th century by the British. First known as York and Upper Canada’s capital, it was renamed after the War of 1812, when it was heavily damaged by American troops. After that, the city expanded greatly and its current area is estimated to be 630.2 km2 (243.3 sq mi). The diversity is one of Toronto’s main strengths. Its current population consists in 50% of different ethnic minorities and although English is the city’s main language, over 160 different languages are spoken in the city. Each year Toronto attracts over 25 million tourists from all around the world. When it comes to architecture, Toronto is a mix of old and new – many structures hail from the 19th century and Bay-and-gable houses, mainly found in Old Toronto, are a distinct architectural feature of the city. Toronto’s skyline features numerous modern skyscrapers and other high rise buildings. Since the 2000’s Toronto experiences an architectural revival, as several buildings by world-renowned architects having opened , such like Will Alsop’s distinctive Ontario College of Art & Design expansion are among the city’s new showpieces and the historic Distillery District, located on the eastern edge of downtown has been redeveloped into a pedestrian-oriented arts, culture and entertainment neighborhood.

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.

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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.

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Here at Doris Leslie Blau 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. This flexible approach is what makes our gallery one of the world’s best places to shop for antique carpets, vintage rugs and modern contemporary rugs. We take a great pride in the diversity of rugs offered by us -from antique carpets to contemporary rugs designed by world’s most famous names. For those most demanding, we offer the unique possibility of purchasing a custom carpets, made of best materials available. If you ever find yourself in a need of luxurious antique carpet, be sure to browse through our grand collection and find a perfect piece for you!