Who knew we'd see a day when street artists collaborated with established textile manufacturers? Paul "Moose" Curtis for one-the very same whose work 1956 by Tai Ping has morphed into "Revive"-an aesthetically innovative carpet collection that melds organic forms with contemporary artistic techniques.
Revive Adds By Subtraction
Artist Curtis typically works via subtraction. By painstakingly removing grime and dirt from urban surfaces he is able to "reveal" striking images in bold relief.
For Revive, he and 1956 by Tai Ping tweaked the process: "Through a three-level design process, a complementary foundation and layer are created in the style of Moose's work. These two layers are then highlighted by one of several overlay finishes designed by the artist himself."
The resulting designs have a compelling 3-D effect. Much like a work by Ert©, carpets in the Revive collection seem to transcend two dimensions, existing in multiple planes in a way that enlivens texture, color, and pattern-making each of them a true work of craftsmanship and art.
About the Manufacturer: 1956 By Tai Ping manufactures carpeting for hospitality, commercial, and retail. Known for its superior quality, durability, and service, the brand features woven Axminster, Hand-tufted and Machine-tufted carpets, and carpet tiles.