Hannover, Germany. The eight winners were announced during the award ceremony on the second day of the fair, 12 January 2024. The prestigious awards – presented in collaboration with the trade magazines COVER and HALI – celebrate contemporary carpet design and have been reflecting the innovations and trends in the industry for more than 15 years.

The award winners are considered exceptional examples in the industry that combine design, quality and craftmanship to a special degree. In addition to the selection criteria of design and design concept, material, execution, structure and quality, the jury also paid attention to the aspects of sustainability and branding. “This year the Carpet Design Awards really struck a chord, illustrating the importance of innovation, materiality and craftsmanship in design on a global footing“, said Naomi Scott Dunne, Interior Designer, Trend Forecaster and this year's jury member.

All CDA-finalist carpets will be on display in Hall 3 Stand until the last day of DOMOTEX.

EUCA Award for special achievements in the carpet industry

During the Carpet Design Awards, the European Carpet Importers Association announced the winner of the EUCA Award for the seventeenth time. Since 2007, this award honours personalities in the European carpet industry for outstanding achievements and thus ultimately expresses the gratitude of the entire industry. Wieland Neuberth this year's winner of the EUCA Award and owner of CREATION ROESNER, accepted the award for his lifetime achievements personally on site.

And the winner is…

Category 1: Best Studio Artist Design | Original small scale production design from an artist or designer
Maschera, Dena Lawrence | Perth (AU)

Category 2: Best Modern Design Superior | Original contemporary designs showing optimum use of materials
Runner 23 (Prototype), Christopher Farr Editions| London (UK)

Category 3: Best Modern Design Deluxe | Original contemporary design showing optimum use of materials
The Raw Earth (Stefan Heyer), Knots Rugs Ltd | London (UK)

Category 4: Best Transitional Design | A new rug that interprets traditional designs for a contemporary audience
Jeevan Manchaha, Jaipur Rugs | Jaipur (IN)

Category 5: Best Flatweave Design | Original rug design demonstrating the flatweave technique
Illuminata, Edelgrund GmbH | Hamburg (DE)

Category 6: Best Collection | Contemporary Traditional or Transitional design collections demonstrating a common theme
Verso - Gill Thorpe x FLOOR_STORY, FLOOR_STORY | London (UK)

Category 7: Best Interior | A high-end customisation project or rug installation represented by high-quality images
Verso - Gill Thorpe X FLOOR_STORY, FLOOR_STORY | London (UK)

Category 8: Sustainability Award | A rug that is produced with a low carbon footprint or/and that incorporates ethical practices
Forest, Gushka | Hutsulshchyna (UA)

DOMOTEX 2025 will take place from January 16 to 19 at the Hannover Exhibition Grounds.