Limited carpet edition by Tai Ping

Friday, 9 November 2012

Left: Ecritures by Christian Astuguevieille, Right: O by Erik Bulatov
During last month's FIAC (International Contemporary Art Fair) in Paris, high-end carpet brand Tai Ping organised an art exhibition of its own. Exploring the boundaries between art and industrial design, the brand turned its rugs into pieces of art.

The handmade carpets of the Needknot collection were designed by nine contemporary artists of all disciplines and exhibited in the brand's Parisian showroom.

Wall: Monumental Tour by Nic Hess, Floor: Twist by Ayse Erkmen  
The idea behind this conceptual collection came from gallery owner Franziska Kessler and art historian Marianne Karabelnik. In silk, wool or linen, each carpet is produced in limited editions of a maximum eight pieces. 

See another example of rugs used as art in our recent post on Gallery Libby Sellers' Carpetalogue.

Palazzo by Gioia Meller Marcovicz

WGSN-homebuildlife subscribers can read our full report on Tai Ping's new Parisian showroom here, and learn more about the brand in our report Reinventing heritage: Tai Ping carpets by André Fu.

Walking over broken plates by Melli Ink