1956 by Tai Ping, the renowned manufacturer of custom carpets for the hospitality market, is proud to announce the global launch of the Design Collective- a visionary collaboration featuring designs by artists from Singapore, France, and Australia-during HD Expo on May 16, 2013. 1956 by Tai Ping aims to inspire hospitality design with art at its best.

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 seriesto the bold and energetic surrealistic figures in PHUNK'S Empire of Dreams and the complex linear abstractions of LOST.

"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 three talented international artists."

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