Celebrating the opening of its new gallery located in Mar Mikhael, Achrafieh-Beirut. Nalbandian Gallery invited their clients and media figures to come and discover their new concept gallery and the trendiest contemporary carpet collection. The new gallery is well equipped to continue living up to its tradition of offering clients the best handmade carpets in the world being old or new. It is the place to go if in need of a professional commission, a rug for the comfort of your own home, office or sea vessel.
The Nalbandian family has been in the business of buying and selling fine handmade antique carpets, tapestry, and textiles for generations in Lebanon, dating back all the way to 1792.
Serge Nalbandian represents the fifth generation of this family business, perpetuating the family’s passion for carpets. He, however, is the first to have the world as his marketplace, carrying the family’s business across continents, vowing to live up to the legacy left by his predecessors. That is both a privilege and a burden, for a lot of hard work is put into distant travels to source pieces that merit the family’s name and satisfy Serge’s own discerning eye and expertise.
Serge is the fifth in a long line of carpet connoisseurs. With modernity taking over today’s world, Serge has come up with the new concept which combines ancient craftsmanship with 21st century design.
Today, Serge Nalbandian brings innovation to the carpet industry by designing his own exclusive and various lines of contemporary carpets, which have never yet been seen anywhere else in the world.
The ultimate expression of a contemporary interior comes straight from the gallery’s Himalayan workshops: carpets are woven with materials such as Tibet Highland wool, silk, hemp, bamboo silk, banana silk and nettle.