Carpet Design Awards
The Carpet Design Awards are the international Competition for Outstanding Carpet Design and are presented annually at DOMOTEX, they will be in their 18th year next time. The Carpet Design Awards are an international badge of distinction, given in recognition of quality and design excellence in hand-made carpets and rugs.
For January 2023 Deutsche Messe is delighted to be able to invite the crowds back to DOMOTEX for the first flooring fair and the first live Carpet Design Awards in Hanover since 2020. Presented in partnership with COVER and HALI magazines, the Carpet Design Awards return to an in-person format in 2023 to honour the best in contemporary handmade carpets.
As with every year the Awards will celebrate original design, innovation and craftsmanship but for its eighteenth year, the CDA will also focus on sustainability. For 2023 Sutainability Design will be added to the list of categories as a nod to the growing importance of and demand for sustainable design and ethical rug production.
The Carpet Design Awards are judged by an international jury composed of experts from the design and carpet industry. 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.
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 | NEW
A rug that is produced with a low carbon footprint or/and that incorporates ethical practices
Again this Year, the CDA Jury will be chaired by Jamie Metrick
Interview with Nani Marquina, Jury Member Carpet Design Awards
The finalists of the Carpet Design Awards 2021 have been determined
Fresh wind: "Best Emerging Designer” debut at Carpet Design Awards
A fresh wind blows through Hall 3
A fresh wind will be blowing through Hall 3 of DOMOTEX 2020
The winners of the Carpet Design Awards 2021 have been determined
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