“The legendary Los Angeles designer Tony Duquette perfectly represents the Past, Present and Future of Design,” says Karina Oldemans about her #LEGENDS2013 window inspiration for Tufenkian Artisan Carpets. “His boundless creativity is not only inspiring to today’s designers, but undoubtedly will inspire future generations keeping the magic spell alive.”
Karina Oldemans is an internationally renowned interior designer whose approach to design brings imagination, practicality and sophistication to her projects. She was born and raised in Finland and educated in France, with a degree in Interior Architecture from École Supérieure des Arts Modernes in Paris. Named one of six “Rising Stars” in the U.S. by Interior Design magazine in 1995, her work has been published in the best national and international design publications. Her design philosophy is to always keep her clients’ needs and requirements in mind while creating high quality, creative environments that enliven the senses and transcend trends.
Tufenkian’s Los Angeles showroom offers the finest handmade Tibetan and Armenian rugs. The showroom’s knowledgeable staff specializes in serving residential and contract design firms in the Los Angeles and Las Vegas regions. Designers working with the Tufenkian showroom enjoy the world’s widest selection of designs and colors. As well as Tufenkian’s Core Tibetan and Armenian collections, the showroom also provides clients with Tufenkian’s Designers’ Reserve collection, consisting of exclusive designs by Barbara Barry, Mark Pollack, Kevin Walz, and Vicente Wolf. Every Tufenkian carpet is handmade from the highest-quality wool, silk, hemp, and linen using a meticulous process meant to ensure that each rug will remain beautiful for lifetimes.
Hutton Wilkinson, Tony Duquette Studios: “Jewels for the Garden” & “The Phoenix Rising from its Flames”
Tony Duquette Original, circa 1954: Green Velvet Sofa
Reproductions of Tony Duquette’s own 18th Century Venetian Chairs: Tiger Velvet Chairs
Tony Duquette Originals, circa 1950: Pair of Coral Table Lamps
Tim Street-Porter: Photographs
For further information about Karina Oldemans, visit www.karinaoldemans.com.
Tufenkian Artisan Carpets is located at 501 N. La Cienega Blvd., visit www.tufenkianlosangeles.com.
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