A total of 24 finalists, three from each category, were picked out from a total of 233 products submitted from 15 countries. For each of the award’s eight categories, the jury has selected three exclusive creations, which they believe stand out from the rest in terms of design, quality and craftsmanship.

A jury of professionals, Chaired by Michael Mandapati, Carpet Expert and Founder of Warp & Weft, New York, selected the eight winning carpets on the basis of the design concept and design properties such as colour, materials, structure and quality, as well as product sustainability and branding.

The keynote theme for DOMOTEX 2019 was “CREATE’N’CONNECT”, which alludes to the show’s primary focus on the power of connectivity as a wellspring of creativity. This connectivity theme finds expression in many sections of the Carpet Design Awards, particularly in the “Best Collection”, “Best

Interior” and “Best Communication” categories. Together, the eight categories encompass a range of production methods, price points and design principles, ensuring that the award is broadly representative of the diversity that characterizes the carpet industry as a whole.

The Carpet Design Awards are staged in co-operation with the trade journals HALI and COVER, and January 2019 will be their fourteenth anniversary. During DOMOTEX, all 24 of the shortlisted carpets will be on display at the “Framing Trends” showcase in Hall 9, where they will share the limelight with various other innovative design and interior trends inspired by the “CREATE’N’CONNECT” keynote theme. And once again, visitors will be able to vote for their favourites. The carpet receiving the most votes will be presented with the “Best Liked by DOMOTEX Visitors” prize at the close of the show.

The winners are as follows:


BEST STUDIO ARTIST DESIGN
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Original small scale production design from an artist or designer
Winner: Create & Connect: The Chameleon Carpet
Beate von Harten – Atelier for textildesign (AU)

 

BEST MODERN DESIGN SUPERIOR
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Original contemporary designs showing
optimum use of materials
Winner: Spartan Plumage
Zollanvari International (CH)

BEST MODERN DESIGN DELUXE
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Original contemporary designs showing optimum
use of materials
Winner: Reggae
Wool & Silk Rugs (US)

 

BEST TRANSITIONAL DESIGN
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A new rug that interprets traditional designs for a
contemporary audience
Winner: Balouch Light Pink
RUG STAR by Jürgen Dahlmanns (DE)

 

BEST FLATWEAVE DESIGN
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Original rug design demonstrating
the flatweave technique
Winner: Bijar
Edelgrund GmbH (DE)

 

BEST COLLECTION
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Contemporary traditional or transitional design
collections demonstrating a common theme
Winner: Happiness Collection
Wool & Silk Rugs (US)

 

BEST INTERIOR
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A high-end customisation project or rug installation
demonstrated with high quality images
Winner: Magnificent Old-Portland-Style House
RUG STAR by Jürgen Dahlmanns (DE)

 

BEST COMMUNICATION
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A successful marketing or branding campaign
demonstrated with high quality images
Winner: Advertising Campaign
Edelgrund GmbH (DE)