DOMOTEX 2019, 11 - 14 January
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Hand-made works of art in eight categories

The Carpet Design Awards are gearing up for another great celebration of flooring excellence. Designers and makers of modern hand-made carpets had until 1 November to submit their entries for the highly coveted award.

Hall 9: The International Competition for Outstanding Carpet Design

DOMOTEX: Winner Carpet Design Awards
Winners 2017

The Carpet Design Awards are an international badge of distinction, given in recognition of quality and design excellence in hand-made carpets and rugs. Presented annually at DOMOTEX, they will be in their 13th year in 2018. Next year’s awards will be conferred in eight categories, with the winners receiving their prizes at a special ceremony held at DOMOTEX on Saturday, 13 January, at the Carpet Design Awards display in Hall 9.

The Carpet Design Awards help to give expression to cutting-edge innovations and emerging trends in the carpet industry. Since the inception of the awards, the categories have therefore been refined and updated to reflect industry trends. Thus, the 2018 awards have two new categories: Best Interior (high-end customization project or rug installation demonstrated with high quality images) and Best Communication (successful marketing or branding campaign demonstrated with high-quality images).

Winners of the Carpet Design Awards announced at DOMOTEX 2018

CDA Award

A total of 24 finalists, three from each category, were picked out from a total of 265 products submitted from 16 countries. In 2018 this prestigious international award for modern handmade carpets is being presented for the thirteenth time at DOMOTEX. more


Categories 2018

Categories that emphasise the CDA's focus on original design, quality and innovation

Who will win?
Category 01: Best Studio Artist Design
Original small scale production design from an artist or designer
Note: Open to non-exhibitors!
Category 02: Best Modern Design Superior
Original contemporary designs showing optimum use of materials
Category 03: Best Modern Design Deluxe
Original contemporary designs showing optimum use of materials
Category 04: Best Transitional Design
A new rug that interprets traditional designs for a contemporary audience
Category 05: Best Flatweave Design
Original rug design demonstrating the flatweave technique
Category 06: Best Collection
Contemporary Traditional or Transitional design collections demonstrating a common theme
Category 07: Best Interior
A high-end customisation project or rug installation demonstrated with high quality images
Category 08: Best Communication
A successful marketing or branding campaign demonstrated with high quality images


Michael Mandapati
Michael Mandapati, chair Person, New York / USA

An international jury headed by Michael Mandapati, carpet expert and president of Warp & Weft, New York, will assess all of the entries and shortlist for each of the eight categories three carpets that are characterized by exceptional design, quality and craftsmanship.

The carpets submitted will be judged in terms of design and design concept, material, execution, structure and quality, and sustainability and branding. The 24 shortlisted carpets will be displayed in Hall 9 during DOMOTEX. In January 2018, the jury will then select one winner in each category.


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