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

The finalists are nominated. 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

Carpet Design Awards: Trophy 2018

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 14th year in 2019. 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, 12 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.

Vote for your favorite at the show and win an attractive prize!

Finalisits 2019


The finalists in the 2019 Carpet Design Awards have been selected: 24 designer carpets have made it to the final round of the international competition for outstanding carpet design. A jury made up of experts from the design professions and the carpet industry has selected three exclusive carpets in each of eight categories, out of a total of 233 entries from 15 countries. The winners in each category will be announced at DOMOTEX on 12 January 2019; the prize award ceremony takes place in Hall 9. The Carpet Design Awards are highly regarded within the international carpet industry and form the centerpiece of the presentation of modern, hand-made carpets and rugs at DOMOTEX.

Finalists at a glance

The jury

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.


Categories 2019

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


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