At the virtual event on May 20, 2021, a total of 9 designers and carpet entrepreneurs were honored with the prestigious industry award Carpet Design Awards. The Carpet Design Awards were presented for the 16th time in front of a large digital audience. The winners had previously been selected by a top-class jury of experts from the design and carpet industry. The award winners are considered exceptional examples in the industry that combine design, quality and craftmanship to a special degree.

With the new category "Best Emerging Designer", the Carpet Design Awards 2021 honored outstanding young designers for the first time together with the Scottish NGO Turquoise Mountain.

The coveted awards, presented for the 16th time in collaboration with the magazines COVER and HALI, have celebrated the best in contemporary carpet design for more than 15 years and reflect the industry's innovation and trends. Selection criteria included design and design concept, material, execution, structure and quality, as well as sustainability and branding.

The Carpet Design Awards 2022 will once again take place during DOMOTEX in Hannover, Germany, from January 13 - 16, 2022.

Winners of the Carpet Design Awards 2021

Category 1: Best Studio Artist Design
Original small-scale production design from an artist or designer

Experimania, Studio Bahlner | Enskede (SE)

Category 2: Best Modern Design Essentiell
Original contemporary designs showing optimum use of materials

Machine ki Duniya, Jaipur Rugs | Jaipur (IN)

Category 3: Best Modern Design Superior
Modern designs showing optimum use of materials

Azure Rug, Obeetee Private Limited | Mirzapur (IN)

Category 4: Best Modern Design Deluxe
Original contemporary designs showing optimal use of materials

"Carpet blue / green", Ashatari Carpets bvba | Antwerpen (BE)

Category 5: Best Transitional Design
New carpets showing classic modern design

Her Highness, Selam Carpet & Home | Istanbul (TR)

Category 6: Best Flatweave Design
Original rug design demonstrating the flatweave technique

Stripes Olive, Creative Matters Inc.| Ontario (CAN)

Category 7: Best Collection
Contemporary traditional or transitional design collections demonstrating a common theme

19-19 Collection, FLOOR_STORY (UK)

Category 8: Best Interior
A high-end customization project or rug installation demonstrated with high-quality images

Isokon Building for the 19-19 collection, FLOOR_STORY (UK)

Category 9. Best Emerging Desginer, presented in cooperation with Turquoise Mountain
Original rug design by a current design student or recent graduate

My Story, Milad Sediqi | Kabul (AFG)