DOMOTEX 2019, 11 - 14 January
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Hand-made carpets and rugs
Hand-made carpets and rugs

Tradition, sustainability and individualization

Factors like tradition, sustainability and individualization were also very much in evidence in DOMOTEX’s hand-made-carpets section.

Halls 9 and 2 - 4

Traditional aspects featured prominently at the Carpet Design Awards , where Lila Valadan took out the "Best Flatweave Design" award for "Vague Harmony" – a dark, heavy nomadic rug woven from goat hair. Similarly, Art Resources received the "Best Transitional Design" award for "Blue Star", a modern rug that reinterprets a traditional Islamic polygon motif using just two colors.

On the sustainability front, the Berlin-based Dutch designer Salem van der Swaagh received the "Best Studio Artist Design" award for "Golden Fade", a voluminous, long-pile carpet made using recycled materials. The carpet is proof that there is a place for upcycling and sustainability in the high-end, hand-knotted carpets segment. Indian carpet maker Obeetee also explored sustainability themes with "Biophilia", a collection of contemporary textured designs in jute, hemp, organic cotton and nettle. Hand-knotted rugs are also hard to beat when it comes to individuality. A prime example of this is "Mediterranean Capo Boi", a wall carpet custom crafted for a hotel by Sardinian carpet label Mariantonia Urru. The carpet is a sophisticated creation that complements the hotel architecture perfectly – an achievement that earned it top honors in the new "Best Interior" category at the Carpet Design Awards.

Antique carpets and rugs that tell their own story are also very popular. They embody our longing for genuine, traditional values, and single pieces inject an exciting element of contrast into contemporary interiors. Antique carpets have a special aura of their own, which can still be felt a century or more later. Lovers of these carpets and dealers in antiques can look forward to a choice selection of these precious and rare artefacts.



When Ben Evans (HALI Publications Ltd.) is at the Domotex, he's not only looking for carpets, he's more than anything looking for good stories.


Hand-made carpets and rugs 2018

Hand-made carpets and rugs














Carpet Design Awards: Winners 2018

Golden Fade, Salem Van Der Swaagh 2

Best Studio Artist Design UG_01 GOLDEN FADE, Salem van der Swaagh (DE)

Chaos,Lila Valdan

Best Modern Design Superior CHAOS, Lila Valdan (DE)

Galmous Atlas Mountain, Soufiane Zarib

Best Modern Design Deluxe GALMUS ATLAS MOUNTAIN, Soufiane Zarib (MA)

Blue Star, Art Resources

Best Transitional Design Blue Star, Art Resources Ltd. (US)

Vague Harmony, Naziri

Best Flatweave Design VAGUE HARMONY, Lila Valdan (DE)

Chand LC Collection, Choudhary Exports (3)

Best Collection CHAND LC COLLECTION, Choudhary Exports (IN)

Mediterranean Capo Boi 2, Mariantonia Urru

NEW: Best Interior MEDITERRANEAN CAPO BOI, Mariantonia Urru SRL (IT)

Shifting Perception Advertising Campaign, Edelgrund

NEW: Best Communication MAGAZINE ADVERTISING, Edelgrund GmbH (DE)


Favorite by DOMOTEX visitors ZANAFI, Bazar Du Sud (MA)


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