Shortlisted: Tai Ping Carpets’ Apex rug

Tai Ping Carpets have been shortlisted for the Flooring – Carpets/ Rugs award in the International Product Design Awards 2013. To request an application pack into the awards contact us here

The piece comes from their Eclipse collection which was completed in January of this year.

APEX takes inspiration from ancestral ink brush painting. The expressionist pattern offers a gestural effect achieved through large-scale dark blue silk fading over a grey palette.

Apex 1 - Eclipse collection

Apex 1 – Eclipse collection

A contemporary interpretation of traditional Asian visual arts, the Eclipse collection accentuates the avant-garde aesthetic that inspires and influences Western culture. Through movement, scale, abstract forms and optical impression, Tai Ping captures the shift in perspective toward modern Asian influences, while embracing heritage and tradition.


Stylised brush strokes, ink drops and crayon impressions illustrate a focus on the hand of the artist. The collection features a delicate colour palette of grey, mint and gold accompanied by bolder shades of chartreuse. Sumptuous textures of wool and silk create matte and lustrous effects to capture light and motion within each design.