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The Carpet Design Awards are highly regarded within the international carpet industry and form the centerpiece of the presentation of modern, hand-made carpets and rugs at DOMOTEX.
Lady in Rug
House of Rubber
Lady in Rug aims at humanizing the object, objectifying the body and deterritorializing creative disciplines. The sculpture challenges our traditional perception by blurring distinctive characteristics and altering their DNA. It is a soft robotic sculpture covered in 12 square meters of hand-tufted wool.
Tania Johnson Design
Shore is part of the bestselling Water collection and is a result of a photograph of waves gently rippling and lapping the shoreline. Cut into an irregular wavy shape, echoing the wave as it washes onto the shore, it recreates the transitory feeling of movement inherent in water.
Omaggio a Maria Lai: Legarsi alla montagna
"Homage to Maria Lai" by Joias ,designed by Stefania Spanu, the design idea takes its cue from the work of Maria Lai of 1981 "Legarsi alla montagna"; universally recognized as the first work of relational art in Italy. A choral work as a symbol of complicity and belonging between people, nature and art.
AAD...Enclosure of Life
Saraswati Global Pvt ltd
In AAD...Enclosure of Life electric green color over the neutral palette of greys & beiges creates a modern aesthetic with its untouched rustic charm creating a statement piece. A perfect depiction of urban design language extracted by organic textures occurring due to time in nature over man-made materials.
Meticulously hand-tufted with the premium quality wool, these rugs are a beautiful and functional at the same time. While the rainbow color scheme is eye-catching, their medium-pile height also provides plush comfort.
Bazar du Sud
A colorful and detailed design made of old cloth in different executions.
Green Agate ltd.
Ashtari Carpets bvba
The starting point for this design was a cross section of an Agate stone. Characteristic for these stones are their complex rotations and harmonious color transitions. The organic shape can be customized in any shape and size for floor and wall purposes.
Hudson Black and White
Hudson is a sophisticated eruption of modern monochrome, featuring a strong painterly design. The bold silk brushstrokes are masterfully created, radiating with lustre against the background of hand-knotted Tibetan wool, illuminating the appearance of the black painterly brushstrokes.
M/M (Paris) for TAN (China)
This carpet, M/M has collaborated with Tan（China), graphically expresses M/M’s respect to their friend Katsumi Asaba. It represents two ways of portraying Mr. Asaba in alphabetical form - traditional Japanese calligraphy and the simplicity of the Bauhaus grid system.
New Moon Rugs
The king of the jungle comes to life in this mysterious and playful design. Inspired by an original charcoal drawing by owner and founder John Kurtz and woven using Tibetan wool in varying hues of black, charcoal grey, silver, platinum and ivory.
This collection is inspired by ancient Thai fabric pattern and also its aim is to breathe new life into these ancient symbols of luxury, to make them tangible again, but for our own time rather than replica of a time gone by.
Wendy Morrison Design
This wool and silk hand-knotted rug, shares the story of human optimism and the joy of life, and reinterprets traditional design for a new audience. It features a pair of playful dragons cocooned by billowing ombre clouds, edged with gentle green waves and a colourful, geometric-patterned border.
The totality of this design represents opposite sides of life. The sharp edges cross with round and amorph shapes and the three layers blend in together, creating the “Flow”. Colors come from dark to light and just as life itself, feeds in from the chaos to form something new and light.
A modern rug with a bold geometric design adds a sculptural look to our area. It features a neutral tone and bold design for versatile styling, and yarns blended with natural fibers for a texture-rich feel.
Selam Carpet & Home
The weaving 'Gondolas' is influenced by a photograph taken by famous Istanbuli Armenian photographer Ara Güler portraying 1960's Istanbul with its famous fisher boats. The tonal variety symbolizes the etchnic diversity of all the megalopoleis including Istanbul.
Supergraphics by Studio Shand for Cadrys
Designed by Studio Shand the collection shows a playful study on the boldness and bigness that defined a time of excess, presenting a series of saturated swirls, twists and turns as a modern take on an iconic Californian modernism.
Kangan Arora - Cosmic Check
The Cosmic Check pieces are designed in collaboration with Kangan Arora. They see dancing colours and distorted checkerboard patterns drawn from Indian cosmic arts and board games. The rugs feature patterns both linear and graphical. The colours used in each, balance the bold patterns to produce an overall synergy.
Trails Collection by Sebastian Herkner
In the designs of the TRAILS collection, a clear hand-dug style is recognizable. Sebastian Herkner‘s designs emerged as a spontaneous translation of intuitive hatchings on paper.This results in five designs that symbolize walking on different paths through their colourfulness and tangible materiality.
Emily Forgot - Modular (Amity)
The collection is colourful and in-keeping with Emily Forgot’s structural style of design and each are intended to work either as statement pieces in a minimal setting or additions to an already colourful, maximalist space. The individual pieces also act as an assemblage and are designed to be joined together, forming one 'modular' rug.
Knots Rugs x Shelter
Designed by MG Architects in collaboration with the current owners, Shelter is a modern architectural home that features fantastic open-plan, light-filled space with clean lines, using simple yet appealing materials. Bold graphic elements and abstract imagery in the rugs tie perfectly with the subtle colour palettes, emphasising the Artistic approach to modern rug design.
One Hundred Birds, One Hundred Flowers
Wendy Morrison Design
Creating a balance between elements in the room – floor-to-ceiling windows, green-painted walls and ceiling – with new designs, to create a restful space with character, warmth and personality, was the aim. The rug design shows elegant birds, full of positive symbolism, living harmoniously amongst beautiful flora and fauna.
Inspired by textile designers Anni Albers experimental drawings during the 1930, Finnish Tomi Leppänen began creating his own patterns filled with dots and lines, playful smileys as well minimalist, abstract patterns and landscapes. The execution is done by local artisans in India using 100% recycled plastic bottles.
Diamond Root Rug
The Design is an impression of minimalist art with a strong inspiration from farm harvesting. The carpet is made of sustainable RWS Wool, Recycle BCI Cotton, sustainable Jute & most importantly sustainable Water Hyacynth.
Manju has named her Manchaha 'Taufa', which, in Hindi, means 'a present'. The inspiration for the rug comes from her daughters, who told her about the Christmas festival and the tradition of leaving gifts under the Christmas tree. Original rugs designed by rural weavers spontaneously on the loom using leftover yarn from the industry.
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