That desire Farrell describes has been a guiding principle of Behruz Studio since opening in 1984 in Melbourne, adapting and evolving with their customers. “When my father started the business, the focus was on antique rugs and textiles,” Amir Aligorgi tells us. “I remember there was a time when people couldn’t get enough of the new pieces or the traditional Gabbeh’s – as soon as the shipments would arrive, most of them would be out the same day!”
While customers’ tastes may have changed over time, Aligorgi says it’s helped the studio’s work become more interesting and versatile. “We do a lot of custom design orders and when we review what we are creating, there is well and truly quite a mix of trends,” says Aligorgi.