JAMES TUFENKIAN James Francis Tufenkian founded Tufenkian Carpets in the year 1986. Graduated from New York University School of Law and accepted to the New York Bar, he began his career as an entrepreneur shortly after.

Based in New York, he started Tufenkian Artisan Carpets. It was the first company in the antiquated carpet business to create an internationally recognized brand, and to design and manufacture its phroducts targeted to the high-end, fashion segment of the carpet business – a market which in fact the company itself created.