An international jury headed by Graham Head, Vice Chairman of top home furnishing retailer and interior trendsetter ABC Carpet & Home in New York City, 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 3 during DOMOTEX. In January 20120, the jury will then select one winner in each category.
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 same jury lineup for DOMOTEX 2020.
Members of the jury 2020
Graham Head, New York / USA
Vice Chairman ABC Carpet & Home, New York, chairman of the jury
Graham Head is Vice Chairman of top home furnishing retailer and interior trendsetter ABC Carpet & Home in New York City. His love affair with rugs began at John Lewis in London, and he held positions at OCM and Pande Cameron before joining ABC Carpet & Home. His experience and extensive knowledge of handmade carpet production and retail have made him one of the best-known and well-respected figures in the industry.
Originally from Dublin, artist Nuala Goodman has lived in Milan since she joined the studio of Italian architect and designer Ettore Sottsass in 1984. She has also worked with avant-garde companies such as Alessi, Swatch and Moroso, galleries Nilufar and Rossana Orlandi, and with auction house Artemest. In the fashion world, she has collaborated with names such as Pellini, Paul Smith, Fiorucci, Corso Como and textile companies such as Miroglio. She is the Professor of Design Methodology and Textiles at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan and her work is represented in the permanent collection of the Fortuny Museum in Venice and the Office of Public Works in Ireland, as well as in numerous private collections.
Roos Soetekouw is a designer who works from her studio in Zaandam. Roos has a great love for nature and it’s unusual shapes and colors. Her works show an explosion of discoveries. Each design is a result of a personal journey, a discovery in form, color, technique and material. Her research is mostly expressed in textile designs or interior accessories.
Her love for textiles goes deep, the warmth and protection provided by textiles is in line with the world Roos wants to create.
Launched in 2014, Martyn White Designs showcases the very best in luxury design, interiors and art. Working with the world's most prestigious and exciting brands, the website explores the very definition of luxury and the impact that it has on the design world. An avid lover of all things opulent, Martyn White has the experience and understanding in many aspects of the luxury sector. With an academic background in interior design and the desire to inspire, the website and blog have been used to exhibit a diverse range of style in a variety of mediums for design lovers around the globe.
Stefan Amstad began his career as a home decorating consultant at Möbel Pfister AG and quickly discovered his passion for handmade carpets. This was followed by assignments as head of the carpet department in the Basel branch and subsequently as senior buyer. Today, as Category Manager, he is responsible for purchasing carpets for the Möbel Pfister AG.