Ben Soleimani launches his eponymous home decor line.
"If you can make a rug," Ben Soleimani, whose family founded luxury rug brand Mansour, explains, on the eve of his inaugural furnishings brand launch, "you can make anything." For the line, which debuted this morning, Soleimani will be making rugs and accessories, to start. But he plans to expand into a complete line of furniture by the end of the year, sharing sketches of the product with AD PRO exclusively. The entrepreneurial venture is somewhat of a departure for the fourth-generation rug purveyor and designer, who grew up in the family business prior to his work with RH. "There comes a point when you want to have an unfiltered point of view and create something uniquely your own," he explains. (read more)