Carpet Design Awards
For the 19th time,the Carpet Design Awards set the benchmark for the highest quality and design excellence across the world of carpets. At DOMOTEX 2024, the best contemporary handmade carpets were once again honored and this unique industry celebrated.
Knotted, tufted, embroidered, printed, silk, wool and groundbreaking new materials: The CDA is the most important and prestigious design award in the world of carpets. Many previous winners are among the best in the entire industry, shaping current and future trends with their designs.
In collaboration with COVER and HALI magazines, exhibitors and carpet designers from around the world present their latest designs and innovations at DOMOTEX in the hope of winning one of the prestigious awards. As with every year, the jury is devoted to find the best in design, quality and exquisite artisanship when choosing the finalists.
Under the direction of Jamie Metrick, Managing Director of Elte, a jury of international experts from the design and carpet industry selected the most convincing designs in eight categories. A total of 206 carpet designs were submitted worldwide for the Carpet Design Awards 2024. Of these, 24 entries reached the final round of the competition.
Impressions Carpet Design Awards
Category 1: Best Studio Artist Design
Original small scale production design from an artist or designer
Category 2: Best Modern Design Superior
Original contemporary designs showing optimum use of materials < 250 €/m²
Category 3: Best Modern Design Deluxe
Original contemporary design showing optimum use of materials > 250 €/m²
Category 4: Best Transitional Design
A new rug that interprets traditional designs for a contemporary audience
Category 5: Best Flatweave Design
Original rug design demonstrating the flatweave technique
Category 6: Best Collection
Contemporary Traditional or Transitional design collections demonstrating a common theme
Category 7: Best Interior
A high-end customisation project or rug installation represented by high-quality images
Category 8: Sustainability Award
A rug that is produced with a low carbon footprint or/and that incorporates ethical practices
An international jury composed of experts from the design and carpet industry judges the Carpet Design Awards. The jury 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 Carpet Design Awards are truly important to the market as they provide invaluable insight into the designs, trends and techniques of a particular period. Furthermore, they push the best of the best artisans to continue innovate and bring something new to the market each year."
Jamie Metrick, Managing Director of Elte and Chairman of the Jury of the Carpet Design Awards 2023
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