Above Left introduces the latest anthology from renowned custom carpet
manufacturer 1956 by Tai Ping, created in a new collaboration with acclaimed
British street artist Paul ‘Moose’ Curtis.
Revive, a new commercial carpet collection from 1956 by Tai Ping and graffiti
artist Moose, is specifically designed for the hospitality industry. The Revive
collection consists of a stunning range of design motifs, drawing inspiration
from Moose’s innovative method of ‘reverse graffiti’, which involves
meticulously cleaning and removing layers of dirt and other natural
discolorations from existing surfaces to create images in striking relief.
However, instead of the subtractive approach employed by Moose, the Revive
carpet collection embellishes via a three-level design process that features
complementary foundations and layers created by 1956 by Tai Ping in the style
of Moose’s work. These two layers are then highlighted by one of several
overlay finishes designed by the artist himself.
These three distinctly combinative layers are marked by a sophisticated
colour palette that is refined for a global scale, enabling design variations
suitable for any region. Revive’s three-layer approach enables designers in the
hospitality industry to customise the carpets to suit their design aesthetics, even
as the motifs retain an unmistakable consistency bearing the singular vision of
the ground-breaking artist.
The collaboration between 1956 by Tai Ping and Moose has created a
collection that blends traditional floral carpet motifs with cutting-edge
designs, to present a bold and breathtaking fusion between the classical and
the contemporary, as well as the organic and the industrial.