Saeed studied Engineering at Imperial College London and went on to graduate with a Master of Science.
For almost 17 years, Saeed worked both as the sales consultant and IT manager at Iconic British store Liberty of London as well as pursuing his passion in sourcing and collecting some of the most sought-after antique and decorative rugs, Carpets and Kilims from various parts of the world.
During his time at Liberty he also became one of the active suppliers of vintage and tribal rugs for the store and with paying attention to details and learning the trade, continued to increase his understanding of seeking superior rugs.
Coming from the third generation of the family who was involved with handmade Oriental and city rugs in Iran for over a century, Saeed has enhanced his knowledge beyond Persian carpets by exploring other oriental rugs such as Turkmen, Afghan, Chinese, Turkish and Caucasian.
Saeed has a passion for architecture, Technology, antiques and interiors and believes that selecting the right carpet can play a key role in changing the whole look of any interior.
His aim is to present such a unique selection of exquisite pieces to passionate customers, who are willing to own something different as a future investment and/or additional enhancement to their beautiful homes.
Vintage carpets refer to those splendid handmade carpets, which are made with the highest quality, whether Persian, Turkish or any other oriental rugs. They are normally made of either fine wool or silk or the mixture of both. These rugs have high KPSI knots and contain amazing detailing in both colours and designs. The Vintage Persian rugs, from cities of Isfahan, Kashan, Qum, Tabriz and Kirman are amongst the finest. In Turkey, silk Hereke rugs are considered as the vintage carpets also old fine Ushak rugs are part of this category. The old Indian Agra carpets, if found in good condition, are always sought after. Apart from their looks and qualities one of the other major attractions to own vintage carpets is that they normally retain their values and if anything worth a lot more than their original price in the medium and long-term. We at Imperial rugs strive to source vintage carpets and although, at times is challenging to find fine antique vintage rugs in good condition, however once found it brings satisfaction to present them to our special customers. With over 40 years of experience in this field we know the most reliable places to unearth these high-quality pieces. We then carefully handpicked the best pieces, which then will go through a thorough and vigorous process of inspection. It is easy to access and browse our Oriental and Persian rugs selection online at www.imperialrugs.co.uk. We are constantly evolving to source and acquire new vintage rugs and carpets with very competitive prices compared to our competitors. We are also know it would be hard to pay thousands of pounds to buy a vintage carpet online, that is why we are happy to consult with you to ensure correct rug is selected. Apart from quality of the rug there are other factors like colour, design and condition, which need to be considered. It is also worth to distinguish quality rugs form the dyed wool or silk used. Whilst Oriental rug with the natural dyed wool worth good money, it might be that the similar rug from the region may worth lot less using the artificial dye wool. If you require more information about buying vintage oriental rugs or have one and need advise as how to clean and wash we are here to help. So why not pick up the phone and call us on 0044 208 4558056.
A beautiful carpet has the ability to transform a room and holds together an interior design scheme like no other single piece of furnishing. With such an overwhelming choice available on the market, finding a carpet that you can live with can be a confusing business. Authentic Oriental rug is what buyers should go after however finding the right one in good condition and compatible price could be very tricky. There are hundreds online shops offering Oriental and Persian rugs however only a few shops stock unique and good quality rugs. Although each continent has produced rugs over the centuries, however today most people think of Oriental carpets as "Persian Carpets". As a third generation in Persian rugs business we know how to differentiate average rug from the authentic and high quality piece by constantly attend various auction houses, warehouses and travelling to the different cities in Iran to source these wonderful pieces. Our online store provides an insight to what we buy and how we pay attention to details to seek these wonderful pieces. We are expert in buying Oriental and Persian rugs and as such we really would like to share our experience in this field with those who are like us passionate about finding right rug for themselves.