1935 - First Showroom

On September 29, 1935, the day after Edward and Eleanor Fields’ wedding, the first showroom opens on East 47th Street in Manhattan. The couple spend their honeymoon setting it up.

1935 - Magic Needle

Fields with the tufting device he and his brother Elliott developed, which comes to define the company’s signature hand-tufting texture. 'It takes six months to train a man to use the magic needle,' Fields said. 'And we have to train ten men to get one good one.'

1951 – AP Top Ten Best-Dressed Men

Edward Fields makes the Associated Press list of the Top Ten Best Dressed Men alongside Bob Hope and General Dwight Eisenhower.

1953 – Marion V. Dorn

Edward Fields coins the phrase “area rug” and launches their first designer-collaborated collection—this one by renowned textile designer, Marion V. Dorn.

1955 – Factory Space

Edward Fields leases factory space in Flushing, Queens.

1960 – White House

An Edward Fields rug is installed in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, under specification by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy’s interior designer, thus beginning a long tradition of partnership with the White House that continues to this day.

1962 – LA Showroom

Elliot Fields, Edward’s younger brother, opens the Edward Fields Showroom in Beverly Hills, which becomes host to legendary cocktail parties and serves a discerning celebrity clientele—a perfect fit for the company’s individualistic approach.

1967 – 59th Street Showroom

The Edward Fields showroom moves from its original space on East 57th Street to a larger space on 59th Street in Manhattan.

1977 – Groedel Collection

Edward Fields Carpet Makers launches a collection of rugs and tapestries by painter Burt Groedel.

1979 – Edward Fields Dies at the Age of 66

The American design community mourns the passing of an industrial pioneer. Fields is eulogized in the New York Times, Time, and a myriad of design publications.

1980 – Jack Fields

Edward Fields’ son becomes President over the company.

1980 – The New Luxury Market

As client demand grows, Edward Fields expands beyond residential projects to include corporate offices, retail, luxury yachts and private jets.

2005 – Tai Ping Acquires Edward Fields

Jack Fields agrees to sell Edward Fields to leading custom carpet manufacturer Tai Ping, already a manufacturer of some Edward Fields rugs.

2007 - Archive Edition

The first “edition” under Tai Ping launches, Archive includes 40 classic designs curated from Edward Fields’ extraordinary archive, recolored to the company’s contemporary palette.

2008 – New SF Studio

Expansion begins. The first of many studios, embedded in Tai Ping showrooms opens in San Francisco.

2008 – New LA Studio

The expansion continues with a second studio, continuing the one-on-one collaboration between studio designers and clients.

2008 - Ambassade

Edward Fields launches Ambassade, an elegant and glamorous suite of designs inspired by the French Art Deco movement and reinterpreted for the contemporary market.

2009 - Riviera

A suite of twenty floral designs influenced by Riviera villas and villages, landscape and life.

2010 - Iconics

Meticulously selected from classic designs originating in the 1950s through the 1990s, the pieces in the Iconics Edition were chosen for their timelessness, beauty, and distinctly bold patterns.

2011 - Alpha Workshops

A first-time collaboration with the organization celebrated for providing training in the decorative arts to people living with HIV/AIDS. For this unique Edition, the Studio worked in close unison with the Alpha Workshops team to adapt a selection of patterns from the Alpha Workshops design archives.

2012 - Legacy

The Legacy edition recalls the best of Edward Fields' signature craft and expertise during the most understated chapter of the brand's heritage. This subtle collection reconnects Edward Fields with its timeless style, distinguishable textures, intricate techniques and irregular patterns.

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