Winners of the Carpet Design Awards announced at DOMOTEX 2019
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 & Werft, New York, selected the eight winning carpets on the basis of the design concept and design properties such as color, materials, structure and quality, as well as product sustainability and branding.
The winners are as follows: in the category Best Studio Artist Design: "Create & Connect: The Chameleon Carpet ” from Atelier Beate von Harten, in the category Best Modern Design Superior: "Spartan Plumage" from Zollanvari International, in the category Best Modern Design Deluxe: "Reggae" from Wool & Silk Rugs, in the category Best Transitional Design: "Balouch LightPink" from Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns, in the category Best Flatweave Design; "Bijar" from Edelgrund GmbH, in the category Best Collection: "Happiness Collection" from Wool & Silk Rugs, in the category Best Interior: "Magnificent Old-Portland-Style House" from Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns, in the category Best Communication: "Advertising Campaign" from Edelgrund GmbH.
The keynote theme for DOMOTEX 2019 is "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 cooperation 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 favorites. The carpet receiving the most votes will be presented with the "Best Liked by DOMOTEX Visitors" prize at the close of the show.