The Domotex Carpet Design Awards for designers and carpet makers were recently held for the 18th time. A top-class jury of experts from the design and carpet industry had previously selected the winners.
Announcement of the winners
The prestigious awards, presented in collaboration with the trade magazines COVER and HALI, were held to celebrate contemporary carpet design.
Eight winners were announced during the awards ceremony; and they are considered exceptional examples in the industry that combine design, quality and craftsmanship to a special degree. In addition to the selection criteria of design and design concept, material, execution, structure and quality, the jury also paid attention to the aspects of sustainability and branding.
“It was a great opportunity to be part of the Carpet Design Awards judging process, sharing ideas with other members of the rug industry,” said Jamie Metrick, managing director of Elte and this year’s jury member. He elaborated further: “The awards are really important for the market, as they offer an invaluable window into the designs, trends and techniques of a particular time.”
There is a new category, sustainability, which is considering the growing importance and demand for sustainable design and ethical carpet production.
The winners are:
Category 1: Best studio artist design | Original small-scale production design from an artist or designer Omaggio a Maria Lai: Legarsi alla montagna, Joias | Tortolì (IT)
Category 2: Best modern design superior | Original contemporary designs showing optimum use of materials AAD… Enclosure of Life, Saraswati Global Pvt ltd | Jaipur (IN)
Category 3: Best modern design deluxe | Original contemporary design showing optimum use of materials Green Agate Ltd., Ashtari Carpets bvba | Antwerp (BE)
Category 4: Best transitional design | A new rug that interprets traditional designs for a contemporary audience Talisman Hand-knotted, Wendy Morrison Design | Musselburgh (UK)
Category 5: Best flatweave design | Original rug design demonstrating the flatweave technique Tulu, Manglam Arts | Jaipur (IN)
Category 6: Best collection | Contemporary traditional or transitional design collections demonstrating a common theme Trails Collection by Sebastian Herkner, M2Rugs | Hamburg (DE)
Category 7: Best interior | A high-end customisation project or rug installation represented by high-quality images Emily Forgot – Modular (Amity), FLOOR_STORY | London (UK)
Category 8: Sustainability award | A rug that is produced with a low carbon footprint or/and that incorporates ethical practices Taufa, Jaipur Rugs | Jaipur (IN)