Arya: customized luxury, from the ground up
Modern accessories, contemporary design, an intimate atmosphere: walking into Arya feels like entering a unique concept where select pieces coalesce into a complete upscale living space. Since its store opened in Laval in 2010, Arya has made its name as a premier destination for decor enthusiasts and connoisseurs of high-quality floor coverings.
Joe Kazzi and Sam Saad: a successful partnership
Arya owners Joe Kazzi and Sam Saad are businessmen with completely different backgrounds. An entrepreneur with years of retail experience, Joe Kazzi is self-taught and has an eye for opportunity. He knows rugs inside and out. “I decided to open this boutique to offer Quebecers a wide selection of exclusive rugs in modern styles,” Kazzi explains. His partner Sam Saad built a thriving career in the restaurant industry with a reputation for his impeccable customer service, which he has made a cornerstone of Arya. No wonder their professional union has lasted more than a decade.
An upscale shopping experience
Arya’s understated storefront belies its luxurious inventory and lush ambiance. The warm owners cater to their customers as if they were welcoming guests into their home—and their hospitality is reflected in the boutique’s atmosphere. Customers sip delicious coffee at the coffee bar in the centre of the showroom, surrounded by hand-crafted rugs, furniture and accessories. Every detail has been carefully curated to offer their clients a comprehensive, high-end and, above all, memorable shopping experience. Arya’s team of experts offer personalized customer service based on a close working relationship with designers. “It is very important to us that customers can feel and see the pieces, talk to us without feeling pressured and select the rug or piece of furniture that best accentuates their decor,” says Sam Saad.
Rugs can instantly elevate the entire feel of any room. Joe Kazzi explains, “I believe that a rug is an essential furnishing. The right floor covering has a stunning impact on each and every interior.” Kazzi and Saad painstakingly scour European and North American trade shows to unearth the collections sold in the boutique. Their in-depth research keeps them on top of market trends so that they offer customers an inventory worthy of the trendiest decor magazines.
At Arya, creations from different countries blend perfectly with the refined, elegant style of the boutique. The wide selection of bespoke rugs woven in Kathmandu, exclusive Italian furniture made in Florence and the many European accessories on offer in the boutique speak to their unrivalled, stylish selection.
New products and trends
For the shrewd duo behind Arya, high-end furnishings beautify our everyday, so their passion for introducing their customers to new luxury products comes as no surprise. With a revamped website, exclusive accessories sold online and the arrival of rugs from popular designer Jan Kath, Arya is easily weaving itself into the essential fabric of this upscale market.
Text: Pascale-Lou Angelillo
Photos: © Angeliki Argyrakos