Step into the world of Nalbandian Carpets and embark on a journey through our latest ventures and inspirations. In this dynamic section of our website, aptly named "Stories," we invite you to stay updated on all the new projects and endeavors we're undertaking.

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Stëlla: A Hidden Oasis in the Heart of Downtown Dubai

Welcome to Stëlla, the newest speakeasy bar and lounge nestled within the chic confines of the Address Fountain Views in Downtown Dubai. Beyond the discreet entrance lies a realm of vibrant energy and musical allure, making Stëlla more than just a bar — it's a sanctuary dedicated to fostering connections and creating unforgettable experiences.

Designed as an optical illusion, the entrance is your gateway to an interior that transcends the ordinary. Stëlla's ambiance is not just seen but felt, creating a sensory symphony that sets it apart from any other venue in the city. The carefully curated blend of music and lights transforms the space into a haven where creativity flourishes, and connections are deepened.

As you step inside, you'll be greeted by an inviting interior that is not merely a backdrop but a visual spectacle in itself. Conversations spark, and the ambiance encourages guests to revel in the present moment, immersing themselves in the magic of shared experiences.

At the heart of Stëlla lies an exquisite bar, where every drink is crafted with love and precision. Whether you opt for a classic cocktail or one of Stëlla's signature creations, each sip is an elevation of the senses. The art of mixology at Stëlla is more than a skill; it's an expression of our commitment to creating moments and memories that linger.

In collaboration with MK Design, we embarked on a journey to craft a unique masterpiece that steals the spotlight. Our custom-designed wall art and bespoke seats harmonize seamlessly with the bar's concept, mirroring its color palette, pattern choices, and overlook aspect. The carpet, a silent storyteller, weaves into the tapestry of design elements, enhancing the overall look and ambiance.

Stëlla is more than a destination; it's an experience. It's where the art of design meets the craft of mixology, and every moment is an ode to connection and celebration. Join us at Stëlla, where hidden treasures are waiting to be discovered in the heart of Downtown Dubai.

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Dreamweaver Collaboration: Bridging Worlds with DDW 2022

In a celebration of cultural heritage and a global perspective, a triumvirate of creativity converges in the Dreamweaver collaboration for Nalbandian. Architect, author, and academic Karim Nader, joins forces with Fadi Yachoui, the multifaceted mind and Serge Nalbandian, the bespoke carpet creator. Together, they craft an immersive and motion-sensitive installation that transcends the ordinary – welcome to Dreamweaver, unveiled at DDW 2022.

Dreamweaver is not just an installation; it's an invitation to dream. Karim Nader's architectural prowess breathes life into a seamless floor-to-wall carpet-tapestry, a canvas woven from textures, materials, and shades of white sourced from Serge Nalbandian's bespoke collection. This carpet becomes a dynamic projection space for showcasing Nalbandian's finest designs, a visual symphony of creativity and craftsmanship.

In this ethereal universe, Fadi Yachoui's touch is evident through his cloud-like, double-sided couches from Atelier L’inconnu. Among them is his recent creation, CACTI, unveiled at Milan Design Week 2022. These organic shapes create the illusion of an inviting lounge in the sky, a space where visitors can dream up any design, and Nalbandian will turn it into reality.

Dreamweaver is more than an installation; it's an ode to Nalbandian's legacy. Since 1792, they have been weaving dreams for the world, and this collaboration pays homage to that rich history. It's an open invitation for the world to be part of a future filled with infinite possibilities.

Let's meet the minds behind this dreamlike creation:

Karim Nader:A representative of the Lebanese architectural avant-garde, Karim Nader has been shaping the architectural landscape since 1999. His built projects,  including the acclaimed Amchit Residence and the BDL-CMA building, have garnered international recognition. Teaching for two decades at the American University of Beirut and more recently at the Politecnico di Milano, his retrospective book, "For a Novel Architecture, ciné-roman 2000-2020," received the "Le Geste d’Or" award in Paris in 2021.

Fadi Yachoui: A Lebanese architect and industrial designer based in Milan and Beirut, Fadi Yachoui established Atelier L’inconnu after gaining diverse experiences in design offices across Beirut, Paris, London, and Milan. Graduating in architecture from the Lebanese American University and Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris, Fadi further earned a Master’s degree in Industrial Design from the Scuola Politecnica Di Design in Milan. His brand, L’inconnu, was officially launched, unveiling the "CACTI" collection during Milan Design Week 

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Rediscovering Elegance: Nalbandian Showroom's Resurgence in Beirut

Embark on a journey through the heart of Achrafieh, Beirut, where a metamorphosis has unfolded, breathing new vitality into the realm of interior design and luxury carpets.

Once a well-kept secret, our showroom has undergone a breathtaking revival under the artistry of the renowned Lebanese interior designer, Sandra Ghantous. This transformation heralds a new era of sophistication and style, redefining the very essence of interior spaces.

Every detail of the space has been meticulously curated, creating a canvas that showcases the epitome of luxury and the latest trends in the carpet and tapestry industry. It's not just a showroom; it's an immersive experience where every corner narrates a story and each display is a testament to the unwavering dedication poured into this revival.

Step into our showroom, and you're not merely a visitor; you're an honored guest invited to explore a world where design seamlessly meets innovation. The ambiance is not just a backdrop; it's a carefully orchestrated symphony that resonates with the beauty of craftsmanship and the allure of contemporary design.

Join us on this voyage of rediscovery at the revitalized Nalbandian Showroom in Beirut. It's more than a space; it's an invitation to encounter elegance in its purest form.

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Nomadk x Nalbandian: Weaving Innovation into Tradition at DDW 2023

At Nalbandian Carpets, the fusion of heritage and innovation has always been our guiding principle. Our commitment to the timeless art of carpet weaving remains steadfast, but we also embrace the evolution demanded by contemporary times. In an exciting venture, we are proud to announce our collaboration with Nomadk Studio, a cutting-edge architecture and design firm renowned for pushing the boundaries of creativity. Under the visionary leadership of Kevin McLachlan and his son Harley Blue Star McLachlan, this collaboration marks a journey to new heights of innovation.

Designing the Future, One Thread at a Time:

Serge Nalbandian and Nomadk Studio embark on a quest to redefine carpet design, resulting in a breathtaking fusion of graphical forms that transcend traditional boundaries. This collaboration challenges norms, exploring how technology can breathe new life into a craft steeped in tradition. Kevin McLachlan, a stalwart in the design industry for over two decades, is synonymous with innovation. His creations are not just objects or spaces; they are narratives waiting to unfold, emotions waiting to be felt, and experiences waiting to be cherished. Alongside him is the dynamic and multi-talented creative Harley Blue Star McLachlan.

The Nalbandian  x Nomadk Pavilion at Downtown Design:

Representing the fusion of tradition and innovation, the Nalbandian X Nomadk Pavilion at Downtown Design showcased the harmonious convergence of artistry and technology, where craftsmanship intertwined with data. This collaboration challenges visitors to question what is possible when the realms of data and design collide.

Unveiling Digital Footprints Through Carpets:

In a groundbreaking project in collaboration with Nomadk , our digital footprints find expression through carpets. By harnessing the data of mouse movements and clicks, Nomadk transforms these digital actions into captivating line and dot-based carpet designs. Meticulously hand-tufted, these artistic expressions, born from our digital behavior, breathe life into the virtual world, creating a tangible bridge between the digital and the tangible.

Nomadk x Nalbandian at DDW 2023 – where innovation and tradition dance together, inviting you to explore the limitless possibilities when data becomes design, and the virtual converges with the tangible.

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A Symphony of Success: Business Breakfast at Nalbandian Dubai

In the vibrant cityscape of Dubai, our recent Business Breakfast unfolded as a triumph, a tapestry of success woven through meaningful connections and collaborative dialogues.

The event was more than a gathering; it was a remarkable opportunity to unite with experts, fostering discussions that hold the potential for groundbreaking collaborations. Against the backdrop of our exquisitely adorned showroom, the morning was a canvas for forging new relationships, sharing insights, and creating lasting connections.

As the aroma of freshly brewed coffee mingled with the spirit of entrepreneurship, our space transformed into a hub of intellectual exchange and professional camaraderie. From clients turned friends to industry professionals, the diverse tapestry of attendees encapsulated the essence of community and collaboration.

As Serge Nalbandian perfectly explains “ It was not just a gathering; it was a convergence of minds, an arena where conversations transcended the ordinary, and where partnerships were nurtured with each shared moment.”

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