“Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is a one-stop-shop with everything you need. It’s a great resource for decorating your home – I found my fabrics and wallpapers here.” The words of national treasure Mary Berry, who came along to switch on the Christmas lights at the centre’s annual Twinkle of Christmas event last week. Present at the event was Catherine Vergez, MD of Tai Ping Carpets EMEA who talked to us about the plans for the brand next year.
Tai Ping carpets on board M/Y Stella Maris
What does Tai Ping have in store for 2016?
After the launch of our first "prêt à porter" collection Edition 1 in December, we'll launch a curated Bloom in January, designed by Jeff Leatham, artistic director of the Four Seasons George V of Paris. We will also inaugurate our brand new factory in June, designed by architect Jean-Marc Sandrolini, who previously designed the Louis Vuitton shoe factory in Venice. The factory will be based in Xiamen, one of the most beautiful locations in China and will be a new centre of excellence for Tai Ping. In 2016, we will also celebrate the 60 year anniversary of the company and will publish a book which will trace our history and highlights of our great collaborations and deliveries over the last 60 years.
Tai Ping is one of the only Chinese brands with a global presence – can you tell us more about its rise to success?
Tai Ping owns its production, is vertically integrated, globally organised and extremely close to its customers locally. We operate with a small family of experts in our production know-how and in international design, all communicating with each other, wherever they are located in the world. Whatever the size of a project is, wherever it takes place, we offer a full range of services on top of our manufacturing excellence, which makes Tai Ping a super reliable partner for the design industry's professionals.
Why do yacht owners choose Tai Ping over competitor brands?
Tai Ping has a specific dedicated yacht division, extremely familiar with all specific requirements of the industry. Our team has a true passion for this sector, and we also offer a full package of design, dedicated production area in our factory, specific logistics and installation services.