Design Collective – a collaboration featuring designs by artists from Singapore, France and Australia – was put together by Tai Ping, which manufactures custom carpets for the hospitality market, as part of its 1956 by Tai Ping collection.

A creative culmination of rising artists from around the world, the Design Collective explores traditional boundaries of hospitality design by incorporating innovative and expressive perspectives into the creative process.

Artists include Gaëlle Villedary of France, PHUNK of Singapore (comprised of Alvin Tan, Melvin Chee, Jackson Tan, and William Chan), and an Australian artist who wishes to remain anonymous.

Each artist adds a unique aesthetic vision to the collection, from the soft, ethereal underwater elements in Villedary’s Archipelago series to the bold and energetic surrealistic figures in PHUNK’S Empire of Dreams.

“While we are the largest Axminster manufacturer in the industry, our focus is on creating a crafted, inspired aesthetic in everything we produce,” said Ginger Gilbert, global creative director for 1956 by Tai Ping.

“We are proud that the Design Collective is the first of its kind to deliver a comprehensive and diverse collection of original designs from talented international artists.”

Contrasting boldly in colour, texture, and cultural inspiration, the Design Collective features lively hues and earthy textures that invite the observer to view each design as both a practical textile and a work of art.

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