These are the Finalists of the Carpet Design Awards 2024
The Carpet Design Awards (CDA) will be presented at DOMOTEX for the nineteenth time. The finalists of the internationally renowned competition for first-class carpet design are now selected!7 Dec 2023
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.
Design, Quality and Craftsmanship
The prestigious awards – presented in collaboration with COVER and HALI magazines – celebrate contemporary carpet design and reflect the innovations and trends within the industry. In selecting the finalists, the jury paid particular attention to the design, quality and exquisite craftsmanship of the handmade rugs. In selecting the finalists, the jury paid particular attention to the design, quality and exquisite craftsmanship of the handmade rugs. "The competition this year is fierce as there are some outstanding rugs up for awards. It’s going to be exciting to see industry veterans battle it out with less discovered designers and brands," reveals Jamie Metrick, head of the jury. Carin Terins, also a member of this year's CDA jury and RugVista AB’s Purchase and Creative Director, was particularly pleased with the creativity and quality of the submissions: „ I am fascinated by the passion and creativity that designers and artists possess, as demonstrated by this competition. The mix between contemporary and traditional elements, the variation between colourful and finely tuned neutrals, the beautiful craftsmanship and the importance placed on sustainability, all give me great hope for the future of the industry.” Three exclusive examples of each category made it to the finals . They will be on display in Hall 3 throughout DOMOTEX.
EUCA Award honors Carpet Importers
During the Carpet Design Awards, the European import trade for handmade oriental carpets will also be honored. The EUCA Award has been presented by the European Carpet Importers Association since 2007 and is being awarded for outstanding achievements in this field for the sixteenth time.
All winners of the eight CDA competition categories and the EUCA Award will be announced at a ceremony on the second day of the fair, 12 January 2024 at 6 p.m. at the Carpet Design Awards exhibition area in hall 3, booth D24.
The Finalists – who will win?
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
Category 3: Best Modern Design Deluxe
Original contemporary design showing optimum use of materials
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
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