“On a daily basis, the Tai Ping l Edward Fields showroom transforms the most complicated custom designs into works of art that exceed expectations,” said Beth Hicks, Managing Director, Marketing for Design Center and Casual Market Chicago. “We are pleased to celebrate their continued commitment to designers, sparking inspiration through their brand-new showroom experience, continued dedication to personal service and expertise brought to each and every project.”
Tai Ping and Edward Fields are two rich heritage brands; both, built on a promise to preserve the artistry of hand-made rugs and ensure the integrity of heritage, craftsmanship, and responsibility – while at the same time, serving a sophisticated clientele of interior design professionals.
“Designers will always find ideas in our showroom,” said Ariana Massouh, Design & Brand Director for Tai Ping l Edward Fields. “We designed the space so that everything is at our clients’ fingertips, creating a more dynamic, project-friendly workflow. Not only is there a ‘wow’ factor visually, but also a set-up that makes it easy to seek, collaborate and create with our team.”
The new Tai Ping showroom is located at 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1487. See photo gallery featuring examples at the end of this release.
About Tai Ping
Founded in 1956, Tai Ping is a luxury carpet manufacturer and global leader in the custom carpet industry, collaborating with architects and designers on many of the most prestigious interior projects worldwide. Regarded for its design, superior quality, and unparalleled concierge service, Tai Ping offers a wide range of hand-tufted, hand-knotted, pass-tufted, tile and Axminster carpets made to specification for residences and hotels, restaurants, casinos, airports, public spaces, retail, convention centers, offices, yachts, and private jets.
About Edward Fields
Edward Fields Carpet Makers is a vanguard of American design and has been creating bespoke luxury carpets and rugs for eight decades. Founded by Edward Fields in 1935 and acquired by the House of Tai Ping in 2005, Edward Fields revolutionized the carpet business by elevating carpet making to an art form and through collaborations with the best designers and artists of mid-century America, including Raymond Loewy, Mies Van der Rohe, Phillip Johnson, Van Day Truex and Marion Dorn.
Edward Fields is known for unparalleled design, quality and craftsmanship, its extraordinary custom capabilities have made it a trade secret among American designers for decades. Located in architectural landmarks and notable private residences – including the White House and the Glass House by Philip Johnson – Edward Fields’ rugs are found in the most prestigious American locations and continue to be specified by designers for contemporary projects.
About the Design Center at The Merchandise Mart (theMART)
The Design Center, located in Chicago’s historic Merchandise Mart, is home to four floors constituting the world’s largest and finest design center. As a leader in the $65 billion residential home furnishings market, the Design Center offers the largest presentation of high-end, customizable, residential and outdoor home furnishings worldwide, all under one roof. Encompassing 750,000 square feet, boasting more than 125 showrooms and featuring more than 2,500 product lines, it is the ultimate resource for designers and design enthusiasts of luxury furniture, fabrics, floor coverings, wall coverings, lighting and much more. For more information, visit designcenter.com. Visit Design Center on Facebook and Instagram.
Tai Ping l Edward Fields Photo Gallery
Attention Grabber: The RAW Collection by Noe Duchaufour-Lawrance, Tai Ping
For Raw, designer Noé Duchaufour-Lawrance explores the origins of the planet, the formation of the Earth, the foundation of civilization, the tension in the tectonic plates. Raw transposes this hard material into something soft, thanks to Tai Ping’s unparalleled skills in hand-tufting.
Best Seller: Ten Thousand Years from REVERENCE by Fernando Mastrangelo, Edward Fields
With Reverence, the landscape-inspired pieces crack, break, and flow to evoke a kind of realism that floats between abstraction and photography, watercolor and pastels. Each fiber is meticulously planned and hand-sculpted by artisans at Edward Fields- from blended silk and wool yarns, to shag with low-pile contrasts, to surprising edging that -like nature- defies right angles.
New Star: Highland Collection, Tai Ping
The Highland Collection is a sophisticated take on beloved plaids. Through the use of texture, scale and color, these motifs are transformed from familiar tartans into chic and modern designs. Crafted by artisans, these ten patterns are handmade using a variety of tufting techniques in wool and dull silk. These understated and refined designs make an elegant enhancement to any room.
The Highland Collection consists of ten standard designs and colorways, made to order with stock Presto yarns. They are ready for shipment at an expedited lead time of six to seven weeks and at a competitive price point.
Pop of Color: Beta from the Tides Collection, Tai Ping
Tides invites the observer on an immersive journey through a series of ethereal maritime environments. The collection as a whole utilizes a palette of clean pastels, contrasted with metallic tones and flourishes of intense color. These are expressed in fluid patterns that offer a vision of depth and complexity as alluring as the seas themselves.
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