COL­LEC­TIVE SOUL

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NEPHELE De­signed in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Hong Kong in­te­rior de­sign firm AB Con­cept for Tai Ping, Nephele is a cap­sule col­lec­tion of four cou­ture car­pets in­spired by var­i­ous views from a plane of the earth be­low. The Po­lis I rug (pic­tured above) evokes an il­lu­mi­nated city with its thread of gold wo­ven through white or dark blue, while Boreas I calls to mind the ice­bergs of Antarc­tica with its nu­ances of white. ON THE FRINGE Launched in Novem­ber, House of Tai Ping’s new­est col­lec­tion is un­der Amer­i­can brand Ed­ward Fields, which it pur­chased in 2004. As its name sug­gests, the On The Fringe col­lec­tion is all about fringes in asym­met­ri­cal, mixed-and-matched lay­ers on the same piece. These rugs even work as quirky state­ment wall hang­ings. KISO Tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the Ja­panese phi­los­o­phy of wabi sabi (the ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the beauty in im­per­fec­tion and tran­sience), tra­di­tional tex­tiles and el­e­ments of the nat­u­ral world, Kiso is a trip­tych de­sign of wa­ter, wind and earth. The ab­stract, thought-pro­vok­ing de­signs were cre­ated in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Toronto de­sign­ers Ge­orge Yabu and Glenn Pushel­berg of Yabu Pushel­berg; the Kawa III car­pet won the De­sign Picks Award at this year’s De­sign Shang­hai fair.

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