Carpet Empire: Interview with Jason Nazmiyal

Jason Nazmiyal
Jason Nazmiyal is the founder of a carpet and rug company that specializes in high-end luxury antique pieces.

Jason Nazmiyal is the founder of a carpet and rug company that specializes in high-end luxury antique pieces and which has been a key figure in the interior design industry for forty years. Although the Nazmiyal Collection focuses on the vintage side of the industry, they also have modern designs available.

Jason prides his company on offering a huge range of products. He is also happy to educate the consumer about the art, artistry and romance of rugs. In addition, the company frequently organizes important auctions.

Jason NazmiyalJason recently discussed his company via an exclusive interview.

Meagan Meehan (MM): How did you initially get interested in carpets and rugs and how did you break into the industry?

Jason Nazmiyal (JN): My introduction to rugs was completely accidental. It was born out of the need to make a living and survive in America. Hard work and passion for design were the primary drivers behind my success.

Jason NazmiyalMM: You deal mostly with antiques and vintage rugs, so why do those styles appeal to you so much?

JN: Each antique or vintage piece in our collection is individually unique and special. I am not moved by a commercial impetus. Timeless beauty and highest quality are what my eye gravitates towards. We have more than 3000 extraordinary styles in our collections and they all have their own singular character, color-ways and harmony in design.

MM: You also offer some modern designs, so how do they fit in with that more classic styles?

Jason NazmiyalJN: We have been in business for many decades now and boast a tremendous network of sources, resources and a global audience of collectors and designers. I always feel the need to satisfy my customer and our unparalleled selection of modern designs is simply a response to strong demand for such pieces.

MM: Out of all your rugs and carpets, do you have any favorites? If so, which ones and why?

Jason NazmiyalJN: I simply can’t choose! I collect each piece with the same fervor and love. Each one of the rugs and carpets in our collection is my favorite, really. I look for exquisite pieces with unique character that stand the test of time.

MM: What is the most memorable feedback you have ever gotten about your company?

JN: I am especially proud of my staff who have been with the company for over 20 years.

MM: What have been the highlights of your career so far?

Jason NazmiyalJN: For the past 10 years Nazmiyal has been at the No.1 spot nationally and internationally with more traffic than any other dealer.

MM: How would you like to see the company evolve in the future? What are your ultimate goals for the future?

JN: I would like Nazmiyal to remain the foremost authority in antique, vintage and modern rugs and carpets globally. Always leveraging our global network and adhering to our company ethos and fairness practices to offer our customers and clients the best decorative pieces in the world at the right price.

Jason NazmiyalMM: Is there anything else that you would like to discuss?

JN: We have a great auction coming up in March and are very excited about the possibility of offering our audience fine, curated pieces for a fraction of the price. Hope you can join us! You can view the catalog here: