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DOMOTEX 2018, 12 - 15 January
The jury

Who wins the Carpet Design Awards?

The Carpet Design Awards, the world's top international accolade for contemporary hand-made carpets and rugs, has a new jury lineup for DOMOTEX 2017.

"Back in 1987 I was one of the first to work on developing new designs, and I have seen how the contemporary carpet scene has evolved amazingly over the last 30 years and really made its mark. So I am all the more delighted to be a juror for this year's competition."

Carpet designer Stephanie Odegard

The new jury of specialists from the design world and the carpet industry is now chaired by the award-winning carpet designer Stephanie Odegard from New York.
She is joined on the panel by interior designer Vanessa Brady from London, Wilhard Kühne, carpet expert and buyer from Dogern in Germany, Kustaa Saksi, designer and graphic artist from the Netherlands, and Hadi Teherani, architect and designer based in Hamburg.

They will be working together to select the best and most original designer carpets and rugs, which represent a special combination of design, quality and artisan skills. This coveted award will be presented next year for the twelfth time at the world's leading trade fair for carpets and floor coverings.

The designer pieces will be on display throughout DOMOTEX on the Innovations@DOMOTEX Area in Hall 17.

The presentation of the Carpet Design Awards is one of the highlights of the annual DOMOTEX show. Excitement mounts each year when the winners are presented with their prizes on the Sunday of the show, at a special award ceremony attended by numerous guests from the international carpet industry.

Members of the jury 2017

Stephanie Odegard, New York / USA

DOMOTEX: Stephanie Odegard

Creative Director and President of Stephanie Odegard Collection, Chair Person

Stephanie Odegard is renowned worldwide for the superlative quality of her luxury products and her unique design flair. She has received numerous awards and prizes, including the "Hamptons Cottages & Garden Innovative Designer Award" of the New York House Magazine (2012), and the "Innovative Green Design Award" (2010).

Interview with Stephanie Odegard "Good Deeds Meet Great Design"

Dr. Vanessa Brady, London / UK

DOMOTEX: Vanessa Brady

Interior Designer and Founder of the Society of British and International Design

Dr. Vanessa Brady has worked in the field of interior design for more than 30 years and has been awarded numerous international prizes. Brady is also internationally known as a business consultant. In addition to her design work, she writes articles for various national trade journals and international publications.

Interview with Vanessa Brady: "Putting Interior Design on the Map"

Wilhard Kühne, Dogern / Germany

DOMOTEX: Wilhard Kühne

Carpet Expert and Buyer Möbelmarkt Dogern

Wilhard Kühne has worked in the carpet industry for nearly 40 years, mainly as a buyer for large furnishing stores. Kühne currently works in the long-established furnishing house Möbelmarkt Dogern near the German/Swiss border.

Interview with Wilhard Kühne: "The Latest Must-Have Rugs for the Modern Home"

Kustaa Saksi, Amsterdam / The Netherlands

DOMOTEX: Kustaa Saksi

Visual Artist and Textile Designer

Kustaa Saksi is a Finnish-born designer, graphic artist and illustrator who now lives in the Netherlands. He works mainly in the fashion, entertainment and music businesses.

Interview with Kustaa Saksi: "Nature Meets Psychedelia in Textile Design"

Hadi Teherani, Hamburg / Germany

DOMOTEX: Hadi Teherani (Piecture: Roger Mandt, Berlin)
Fotograph: Roger Mandt, Berlin

Architect and Designer Hadi Teherani Holding

The portfolio of internationally renowned architect and designer Hadi Teherani includes high-rises, corporate headquarters, residential buildings, shopping centers, railway stations, government buildings and universities – complete with interior design.

His work – which has earned him a host of awards and distinctions – embraces the entire spectrum of product and interior design, e.g. floor coverings, lighting, seating products, door fittings and even modular kitchens.

Interview withHadi Teherani: "Nothing represents home more than a carpet"