Home > Articles > Test 01 > Rapid Fire Q&A with Nader Bolour Rapid Fire Q&A with Nader Bolour November 12, 2014 Rapid Fire Q&A with Nader Bolour Rapid Fire Q&A with Nader Bolour adminPP Reprinted from Go Design Go Magazine, October 30, 2014 In this rapid fire Q&A series, Go Design Go is quizzing design leaders on everything from their idea of happiness to their greatest achievement in design. In this interview, Doris Leslie Blau CEO Nader Bolour shares some interesting facts, including what historical design period he would most like to visit and his favorite furniture designer: Your chief characteristic? Workaholic Your favorite design motto? Recreate the past What makes a house a home? Love What is your most treasured possession? My soul If not yourself, who would you be? Sean Connery Your design hero? Waldo Your favorite author/poet? Roald Dahl Your favorite season? All Your favorite furniture piece/designer? Paul Evans A natural talent you’d like to be gifted with? Patience What is your present design state of mind? Simplicity Your favorite virtue? Positiveness Your idea of happiness? Satisfied with my blessings What was your favorite journey/trip? Jerusalem If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? Humility What do you consider your greatest achievement in design? Presenting 60 top interior designers’ rugs What one goal do you hope to accomplish this year? Better leadership How is design evolving? There is more passion as there are more jobs in the industry What decorative item would you save first if your house caught fire? Anything from the bar What historical design period would most like to visit? Directoire A traditionalist in the buying and selling of luxury carpets and rugs, Nader Bolour, owner of the Doris Leslie Blau Gallery, is a true expert in his field, traveling the world and connecting with rare rug and carpet dealers, allowing him to buy some of the most exemplary and unique pieces across the globe. By continuing to maintain new inventory and ideas, Bolour is able to provide his customers with exceptional pieces to fulfill their needs. Bolour’s passion for antique carpets began early on, growing up in the family business. Founded in the 1920′s in Iran, Bolour & Sons was considered one of the world’s most distinguished dealers, and a gathering place for Iran’s most prominent. In 1978, Bolour’s family established Y&B Bolour in London, where at 20 years old, he met Doris Leslie Blau, America’s doyenne of antique Oriental rugs and carpets who opened her namesake gallery in 1965. Branching out on his own in 1994 in New York City, Bolour opened the U.S. location of Y&B Bolour. Reconnecting with Ms. Blau, a friendship turned into a partnership in 1997 when he acquired the famed Doris Leslie Blau Gallery. To take a look at the rugs offered at Doris Leslie Blau, stop by the DDB, Suite 625.