'From the Floor Up' exhibition @ Designer Days, Paris10. Aug2013
Tai Ping, the carpet company, cooperated up with the Italian design studio, Fabrica, to create nine bespoke rug designs which were presented at the Designer’s Days fair in Paris.
The exhibition called ‘From the Floor Up‘ shows how the team of Fabrica transformed the traditional carpet into an unexpected work of art under the supervision of Fabrica's creative director Sam Baron.
"With the rich savoir-faire of Tai Ping Carpets as foundation, Fabrica’s designers reinterpret traditional carpet design to craft unexpected narrative objects. From the rural Chinese origins of the company to this Parisian exhibition, the works are inspired by natural elements such as raindrops, curtains and fallen trees. The 9 unique pieces are furniture, shelter and illustrations – folded, rolled and suspended as imaginative extensions of what the carpet can become. Altogether the exhibits pays homage to the diversity of Tai Ping’s craft, interwoven with Fabrica’s creative spirit." - FABRICA
Photos by Paul Graves
Illustrations by Mariana Fernandes
All quoted text from Fabrica