MATOUK - enriching the lives of our customers and their families by creating the most beautiful and beloved collection of bed and bath linens.
In 1929, John Matouk founded our company with a mission to give Americans ready access to the world’s most luxurious linens. From an early age Mr. Matouk, born the son of a fine jeweler in Damascus, Syria, was steeped in the principles of meticulous workmanship and good taste. As a young man he immigrated to Italy where he learned the fine linens business, gaining particular expertise in the intricate lace and extraordinary hand-work that were very much part of the Italian tradition. He began exporting Italian linens to the United States, developing a partnership with the famous Olga Asta linen and embroidery house located in St. Marks Square in Venice.xMr. Matouk fulfilled his lifelong dream to make a life in the United States in July of 1929, arriving in New York with trunks of the exquisite linens that he had discovered in Italy. Even in those difficult times there were those who had a passion for fine things and the means to afford them, and the first Matouk products soon became sought after by the finest stores and private customers.
During World War II, with his supply lines from Europe cut off, Mr. Matouk moved his production to the U.S., opening the first Matouk factory in Manhattan. When linen became scarce during wartime, he pioneered a special blended fabric of mohair, rayon and cotton. This became Matouk’s first signature tablecloth.
In 1963, John’s son, George F. Matouk Sr., joined the business and three years later he became president. During his 36 years leading the company, George Sr. grew Matouk from a maker of fine table linens to a full-service luxury home textile source for the bed, bath and table. In 1985, George Sr. moved the factory from Manhattan to southern New England, home to both a tradition of American textile production and a community of skilled craftspeople who continue to practice the art of embroidery and monogramming for which Matouk is known around the world.
Today, the Matouk factory and headquarters are located in Fall River, Massachusetts in a world-class facility that features a solar energy system, advanced production technologies, and an environment committed to promoting the health and well being of our employees. At Matouk old world techniques live hand-in-hand with state of the art tools and production philosophies.
Under the leadership of John Matouk’s grandson, George Matouk Jr., the company remains committed to, and invigorated by, our purpose of enriching the lives of our customers and their families by creating the most beautiful and beloved collection of bed and bath linens.
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Alia Al Farsi - an ineffable belief in the need to explore inner beauty and to help project it to discerning viewers.
Alia Al Farsi holds an ineffable belief in the need to explore inner beauty and to help project it to discerning viewers. Not hindered by stereotypical definitions of art and the means of expressing it, she imbues a sense of style in all that she creates. A firm believer that art needs strong roots but these should not act as barriers to creativity and hence her interpretations of Arabic art take on cerebral forms and textures.
The scale of what she can create spans from intricate palm sized boxes to large wall paintings and even air-force jet fighters. Her recent foray into furniture, sculptures, installations, and object painting allows her to showcase and express her talent beyond two-dimensional settings of the canvas. Complex pieces with multi-faceted subjects sit next to paintings that use old coins and textiles from the Far East. Her strong spiritual grounding and interest in the philosophies of Sufism is captured in the movements, facial expressions and reflective looks of her paintings.
She has exhibited internationally with solo shows in Tokyo, Seoul, Paris, and Brussels. Having established her credibility as a serious artist with a clear message, she has also exhibited with similar minded artists in Stockholm, Berlin, Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, and Geneva amongst many exhibitions over the past 20 years and in over 20 countries. She is also the recipient of numerous awards, was voted amongst the top Arab women, obtained an MBA from Bedfordshire University and has explored graphic design at Central Saint Martin. Her works are exhibited in museums including the Arab World Institute in Paris and in prestigious hotels in the region. An active participant in social media, she sees the potential of using these new media frontiers for spreading her message to art connoisseurs around the world.
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At Liquid Mesh we create tailor-made, world-class architectural visualisations, animations and graphic solutions. We believe in creating brilliant concepts, artistic and accurate architectural renderings using the best available technology.
Our backgrounds in interior, architectural and graphic design allow us to understand and communicate the details required with each project.
Our clients range from international names to niche markets, creating bespoke solutions for each project.
When we get under the skin of a project we challenge the usual, commonplace and average. Our unique combination of creativity, energy and insight ensures that our next piece of work is always the best.
The golden thread that runs through all we do is our belief in building strong and lasting relationships with our clients. It means investing time and effort in making sure we really do understand your project, customers and markets.
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We see ourselves as solution providers, completely immersed in design, with a clear ambition to turn dreams into reality.
Our desire for innovation and pursuit of creative solutions to complex issues helps set out a path that leads to new summits and continued achievement.
Working together as a team comes naturally to us, and we’ve embraced it at every level, from our Co-CEOs to our studios and project teams.
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Georges Mohasseb, thanks to his experimentation of materials and textures, looks always for the best possible and most sensible combinations to execute his designs.
The use of wood is always prominent and remains in many of Georges Mohasseb ’s designs due to its connectivity, liveliness and texture of this material.
Georges has constant search for materiality and immateriality that characterizes his designing approach for a strong identity for all and each project he has developed. Either they are architectural, furniture and/or lighting design projects, Georges’s main concerns is to create a limited number of timeless designs maintaining a high level of craftsmanship and a complex expression of materials through their sensory experience including the color, shape, texture and smell as well.
Georges Mohasseb is born in 05 June 1973 and lives in Beirut, Lebanon. Georges got MA architecture the Catholic University of America Washington DC, USA.
Georges has been working as an architect and designer for sixteen Years. Through his professional experience and intensive workshops.
He mastered wood furniture making techniques prominent in each of his designs. Georges ‘s passion for design has brought him to teach in many renowned academic institutions in Europe and in the U.S.
He recently set up his company and he is working on several projects for Europe and the Middle East.