Comprised of five original designs executed in six hand-tufted rugs, Overview takes us back in time and space to the City of Angels for Elliott Barnes' ‘trip down memory lane’.
At the origin of the collection, the designs Mulholland I and Mulholland II remind the designer of the avenue that inspired David Lynch and that Elliott Barnes used to drive down in the family’s old Chevrolet after every Sunday screening at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. These two hand-tufted rugs represent this mythical neighborhood at night and at sunset, and are distinguished by their luminous spots, materialized by remarkable shades of wool and delicate silk.
A long-standing partner of Tai Ping, with whom he shares values of quality and excellence in craftsmanship, Elliott Barnes stands out for his elegant, sober and refined style. A former collaborator and later partner of Andrée Putman in Paris, the Los Angeles-born architect and decorator founded his Parisian agency in 2004. He has been responsible for remarkable projects in France and abroad, such as the reception rooms of Maison Ruinart in Reims, the Ritz Carlton Palace in Wolfsburg, and the renovation of Duc des Lombards in Paris.
In 2021, Barnes was awarded the project of designing the new Tai Ping showroom in Paris, which was entirely redesigned as an art gallery. The architect has later partnered with Tai Ping again to create a collection: Overview, presented in 2022.