Meet the winners of the Carpet Design Awards 2021

by Ofentse Sefolo
Meet the winners of the Carpet Design Awards 2021

A total of nine designers and carpet entrepreneurs were honoured in this year’s prestigious Carpet Design Awards, showcasing the exceptional creativity and innovation of the industry.

The 16th Carpet Design Awards were presented in front of a large digital audience. The winners had previously been selected by a top-class jury of experts from the design and carpet industry. Selection criteria included design and design concept, material, execution, structure and quality, as well as sustainability and branding.

For the first time, the awards were presented in association with the Scottish NGO, Turquoise Mountain, jointly celebrating this year’s outstanding young designers. A new category, “Best Emerging Designer” was also included in this year’s event.

FLOORS magazine brings you an exclusive look into the winners in each of the nine categories.


Category 1: Best Studio Artist Design
Original small-scale production design from an artist or designer – Experimania, Studio Bahlner | Enskede (SE)

Category 2: Best Modern Design Essentiell
Original contemporary designs showing optimum use of materials – Machine ki Duniya, Jaipur Rugs | Jaipur (IN)

Category 3: Best Modern Design Superior
Modern designs showing optimum use of materials – Azure Rug, Obeetee Private Limited | Mirzapur (IN)

Category 4: Best Modern Design Deluxe
Original contemporary designs showing optimal use of materials – “Carpet blue / green”, Ashatari Carpets bvba | Antwerpen (BE)

Category 5: Best Transitional Design
New carpets showing classic modern design – Her Highness, Selam Carpet & Home | Istanbul (TR)

Category 6: Best Flatweave Design
Original rug design demonstrating the flatweave technique – Stripes Olive, Creative Matters Inc.| Ontario (CAN)

Category 7: Best Collection
Contemporary traditional or transitional design collections demonstrating a common theme – 19-19 Collection, FLOOR_STORY (UK)

Category 8: Best Interior
A high-end customisation project or rug installation demonstrated with high-quality images – Isokon Building for the 19-19 collection, FLOOR_STORY (UK)

Category 9. Best Emerging Desginer, presented in cooperation with Turquoise Mountain
Original rug design by a current design student or recent graduate – My Story, Milad Sediqi | Kabul (AFG)

The Carpet Awards for 2021 has once again shown the tremendous potential and talent emerging in this industry, with each year’s entries raising the bar to new levels of ingenuity.

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