Tai Ping

New York, New York

About the project

In the course of five decades, Tai Ping has won a well-deserved reputation as a worldclass, Hong Kong-based custom carpet and rug company. They offer products for luxurious and prestigious interiors ranging from hotel and residences to yachts and private jets to customers in more than 100 countries. To establish a higher profile in the lucrative U.S. market, the company opened a new flagship showroom in New York, designed by BR Design Associates, as associate architect and project manager, and Baird Design, as design architect. The one-floor, 12,000-square-foot facility, arranged in a front office-back office configuration comprises private offices, openplan workstations, a design studio and a tearoom in addition to a showroom. The plan displays a modern sensibility, based on artistic innovation and state-of-the-art technology that also honors the company’s historic roots in Chinese culture, focusing on the tradition of handmade carpets. Inside the elegant, white interior, shaped by cast-iron columns, exposed brick vaulted ceilings, glass and drywall partitions, wood strip floors and class modern furnishings, the rich colors, textures and patterns of Tai Ping’s rugs and yarns resonate like works of art. Not coincidentally, that’s how Tai Ping hopes that architects, interior designers and consumers see its carpets and rugs.