Halls 9 and 2 - 4
Hand-knotted, hand-woven or hand-tufted carpets are distinguished by their individual character. Every one of them is unique. Combined with variations on materials, colors and shapes, different production processes never fail to achieve a unique look. Hand-made carpets serve as design elements that accentuate any room, giving it structure and creating a special atmosphere. From antique to modern and contemporary, from classic oriental rugs to leather, fur, jeweled and decorative carpets – the hand-made carpet is an ancient cultural asset, yet always up-to-date. With carpets from Afghanistan, China, India, the Caucasus, Iran and many other places, the world of carpets meets once a year at DOMOTEX.
A festival of colors, shapes and materials
The fascination of carpets: Young players from the art and design scene are constantly rediscovering the hand-made carpet, giving it a contemporary character and keeping it alive. Special materials like leather, felt or wood add a special touch to interiors. Ancient carpets on the other hand exude history, often embodying centuries-old cultures. A growing number of manufacturers are reworking antique carpets using a multiplicity of processes to revive their appearance. But for everyone, hand-made carpets remain a visual and tactile attraction at DOMOTEX.
Honoring hand-made works of art: the Carpet Design Awards
Consisting of an exhibition and awards ceremony, the renowned Carpet Design Awards at DOMOTEX provide a special platform for hand-made carpets. Every year outstanding hand-made carpets are distinguished with prizes in eight categories. Special attention is paid to quality, craftsmanship, sustainability and design. Only submissions that combine these qualities in an outstanding manner make it to the final stage of the world-renowned competition, receiving their own well-deserved exhibition in Hall 9. An international jury of experts from the design and carpet industry will select the most convincing entries at an official ceremony during the fair.