French designer Sam Baron’s Floræ Foliuma was created for Tai Ping during 2022 Milano Fuori Salone and Paris Design Week—an immersive scene filled with wildflowers and mirrored vessels, the biomorphic collection boasts three hand-woven rug designs with bold painterly botanical motifs, including the whimsical Regalis, the asymmetrical Borealis and the swirling Anamorphosis.
Baron conceived this unique installation introducing three original rugs, each celebrating the true technical capabilities of Tai Ping, resulting in a dramatic design solution that takes the creative to the next level.
Baron revisited the very roots of his craft as a source of inspiration.
Paper and pencil, graphite, chalks, brushes, and colors were used to create whimsical compositions in which our eye is invited to wander.
Color washes, strokes, and fades emerged during the creative process.
Each of these three rugs—one of which is a wall rug—is an illustrated interpretation, commenting on the very conventional floral motif in which one seeks to recognize the familiar references that make it up.
“The carpet is a central element in the home and a particularly decorative one. I, therefore, looked for a particularly emblematic decorative element in the classic French repertoire,” states Baron.
“To demonstrate how unique Tai Ping’s skills are, particularly in dyes, the brilliance of certain materials, the different heights of yarns, the tufting technique and finishes; nothing could be better than a generous and surprising bouquet of flowers with many varieties and foliage.”
Baron offers an immersive experience, in which the many levels of reading make the carpets more than a simple accessory.
Project: Floræ Folium
Designers: Sam Baron and Co.
Manufacturer: Tai Ping Carpet