Posted by on March 27, 2013
Jeff has been contemplating a new office location for the last year. Yesterday, his Edward Jones server was connected in his new space, so that makes him officially moved. He is now located on the second floor of the Hobbs Taylor building on New Hampshire in downtown Lawrence.
As he plans to have casual business meetings in addition to his regular working meetings, he wanted some comfortable seating areas and some casual interactive areas. The polished concrete floors, the open ceilings and the glass walls, were conducive to this look. We added several colorful hand knotted Heriz rugs and red leather furniture and really didn’t need much else. This picture of the conference room waiting for the table shows off the beautiful geometrics of the rug we choose for that area. Jeff wanted a foosball table, just for fun, and as he didn’t need another table or seating area neither one of us could think of a reason he couldn’t have one…we think it is a great addition to the office area. We found some Wall Street murals at art.com and added them to our foosball area.
We tried to stay true to the architecture and keep everything casual and interesting. By keeping things simple and adding color and pattern we think we achieved our goal.
Heriz rugs are Persian rugs from the area of Heris, East Azerbaijan in northwest Iran, northeast of Tabriz. Such rugs are produced in the village of the same name in the slopes of Mount Sabalan. Heriz carpets are extremely durable and hard-wearing and they can last for generations. 19th century examples of such carpets are often found on sale by major auction houses in United States and Europe. New Herizes are thick, tough, and often reasonable in price. Such rugs age well and become more and more beautiful with age. Part of the reason for the toughness of Heriz carpets is that Mount Sabalan sits on a major deposit of copper. Traces of copper in the drinking water of sheep produces high quality wool that is far more resilient than wool from other areas.
Heriz rug weavers often make them in geometric, bold patterns with a large medallion dominating the field. Such designs are traditional and often woven from memory.
Similar rugs from the neighbouring towns and villages of the Heriz region are Afshar, Heris, Mehraban, Sarab, Bakhshaish, and Gorevan.The grades of these rugs are primarily based on village name. Serapis, for example, have been considered the finest grade of Heriz since the beginning of the 20th century.