Finalists go into the next to last round
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.
Carpet Design Awards: Nominees/Finalists 2021
The design for this carpet begins as a painting - a spontaneous expression of feelings. My artistry is a therapeutic process, and a dance with the unknown that uses intuition and spontaneity to create beauty. The design is courageous, captivating and engaging. This carpet is woven with the same experienced and skilful hands that traditionally weave Persian carpets traditional persian carpets in Kashmir.
Exhibitor: Studio Bahlner
The installation aims to invite you to be a bodily part of the installation, by its built in stool, and to encourage to discover its tiniest details as well as the larger whole. Through the notion of touch the piece has intuitive grown to work as a border between carpet and sculpture as a haute couture piece for the room.
Designer worked with us to produce a rug for her residency and installation with Dutch department store De Bijenkorf, entitled ‘A Room on the roof’.
Ikebana Kyoto runner 3, Fine Gabbeh
Exhibitor: Zollanvari Studio for Zollanvari International
This mesmerising new design of meandering giant blooms and foliage is the latest runner for the Ikebana Kyoto Collection. Imagine the inspiration behind this design… a Meisen Kimono with big, bold, exuberant and colourful designs inspired by Western modernist art – the kimono of the modern, independent Japanese woman.
Exhibitor: Choudhary Exports
This rug was imagined by the designer keeping simple architectural drawings and linear geometry in mind. Use of strong and bold colours, further enhances the drama of this rug!
Machine ki Duniya
Exhibitor: Jaipur Rugs
The rug Machine ki Duniya by our weaver-designer is part of Manchaha, a sustainable initiative where weavers get to design their own rug spontaneously on the loom. In this rug, the artist has incorporated unconventional motifs like that of an airplane depicting her desire to fly as well as a farming machine which brought her more harvest, giving her some extra income.
Exhibitor: Obeetee Private Limited
The design is inspired by african tribal motifs, structured and in more urbanised layout. Vegetable dyed wool used, imparts more authnticity to this.
Exhibitor: Neshiman co
black and white striped pattern design with playfully rotations make AB as an gorgeous contemporary carpet. AB pattern was inspired by an Italian designer, a striped black and white lines with two red edges. this rend is only produced in oversized scale (6m1.5m / 3m4m / 2m*4.5m) because the buyer is the main target rather than its functionality.
Exhibitor: M&K Rugs
This carpet design, created by a designer and executed in the north of Afghanistan, derives its inspiration from many sources; Bauhaus, Gee's Bend, Kente cloth, Hans Hoffman, to name a few.. The larger scale geometric shapes are a perfect armature for the smaller scale patterns and arbrush inherent in the hand carded wool yarn used.. The palette is both bold in light/dark values and subtle in terms of the range of color grey /black to Sienna /ochre and is a perfect foil for modernist interiors punctuated with black and white.. This rug celebrates the organic nature of the variation of materials used and calls attention to the rug as object rather than a cartoon for mass production.
Exhibitor: Creative Matters Inc.
Origin was designed as a part of the Campaign for Wool Collection, which was designed in collaboration with Canadian interior designer and the Campaign for Wool Canada. As a whole, the collection is designed to showcase Canadian wool and its untold merits. Origin patently materializes this concept through its use of exclusively undyed Canadian wool, placing emphasis on the wool’s distinct and natural beauty.
Exhibitor: Jennifer Manners Design
The mid-century mood of our Malibu rug evokes the elegant glamour of Hollywood starlets residing on the Californian coast. An ikat stripe and contrasting grid pattern are repeated for a timeless yet contemporary effect.
Exhibitor: Ashtari Carpets
This project arose from mutual respect for each other's craft and person. In the development of this carpet, we had an advisory technical role in the choice of materials and technical possibilities, and we were happy to share our expertise with them. The design is a collage of still lifes from artist's photographic work, which the designers' put together into a new whole.
Arc en Ciel
Exhibitor: Wendy Morrison Design
Two of designer and company founder Wendy Morrison’s loves, the Kimono and Japanese dress, Arc en Ciel shares a story of hope, positivity and optimism. Continuing the traditional art form of storytelling in rug making, Wendy focuses on the positives that could come from a worldwide lockdown, and the vibrant, joyous colour and imagery of Arc en Ciel offer an uplifting rainbow of hope for change, paving the way to a kinder world. Wendy’s passion for colour combines with a love of Oriental symbolism in a vivid, uplifting picture.
Exhibitor: Selam Carpet & Home
Inspired by a shattered antique French crown. The images of the pieces of the crown have been mirrored both vertically and horizontally to be able to create a repeating overall pattern.
Swiss Quilt (Yellow)
Exhibitor: Wool Song
A fantastic adventure of a rug, "Swiss Quilt" is a perfect example of artist's signature illustration style. Plush with color, this design is a play on vintage quilts that intrigues with just the right amount of busyness. One of two color ways.
Exhibitor: Creative Matters Inc.
The design concept for Stripes Olive was inspired by two distinct but overlapping Japanese aesthetic traditions: Wabi-Sabi, a world view centered on the appreciation of transience and imperfection; and, Boro, a class of textiles that have been mended or patched together.
Exhibitor: Kapoor’s Carpets
Night Rider flatweave rug is a first ever creation of its kind made with a combination of a commercially viable modern geometrical design and the age old Ombre technique in the background. The rug has a cutting edge over all character to the rug wherein the geometrical design glows bright green in a dark room. This rug is a perfect companion for young people and has endless possibilities of creations that can be inculcated using the special materials used in the rug.
Exhibitor: Obeetee Private Limited
Azrou flatweave is based on the timeless geo design inspired from, a modern interpretation of tribal orientation. This rug has been executed in a combination of variegated woollen kilims and reflects the beauty of 19th and 20th century Moroccan weaving style, yielding a robust high-low texture. The resulting relief enhances the primitive irregularity in the motifs, adding a dimensional contemporary quality to these traditional compositions.
The Mystique Collection
Youthful and effortless, the Mystique Collection takes the traditional art of rug making to the next level. From soft neutral tones to rich crimsons and ocean blues, Mystique designs play with subtle gradient shades that gradually shift between light and dark hues. These mood-evoking color palettes reflect everyday feelings of passion, joy and romance by simulating the ebbs and flows of our human experience.
Exhibitor: Zakaria Rugs
Zakaria Rugs is a Contemporary Rug Platform unfolding new possibilities and designs. Organic shapes, flow and profound artistic composition and approach makes the collection so unique, incomparable of anything out there.
’19-19’ is a series of 6 stunning handwoven wool and silk rugs. The title ‘19-19’ refers to the founding year of the first Bauhaus school in Weimar, with each rug named after a female designer, central to the development of the Bauhaus: Alma, Lucia, Gunta, Otti, Benita and Anni.
Isokon Building for the 19-19 collection
For the creation of '19-19', the designer chose to photograph the collection, at an original, wood panelled apartment at the iconic Isokon building, in Hampstead, London.
The Concrete House, a rural dwelling, was designed by Raw Architecture Workshop using concrete as raw materials but also as the final, interior finish and was completed in 2018. The pared back, grey concrete setting was styled with natural fixtures such as vintage wooden dressers, rattan, wicker and plants, to set off the neutral and nature-inspired tones of the 3 collections.
Tocca T3 in Grey is displayed in this newly renovated apartment in the historic Dunbar area of Vancouver designed by Studio Bromus. It combines modern, Scandinavian details with a monochromatic palette, highlighted by the rug selection.
Seo Hye Lee | Fashion Institute of Technology | New York, USA
Constructive NYC captures Seo Hye Lee's New York. Lee based the design on a photo of the city's skyscrapers, commenting: "I usually love the city, but the feeling of standing in the middle of huge buildings is overwhelming. So I changed the colours with blue, cold colours to show my impressions of the city."
(I’d rather be in) Pantelleria
Nanci Lynch | London Metropolitan University | London, UK
In Lynch's own words, this design is "inspired by a villa floor in southern Italy, an accumulation of work during this lockdown, dreaming of sunny days, cool but warm floor underfoot and evoking memories of good times". It is a clever translation of a floor mosaic into a rug design.
Milad Sediqi | Turquoise Mountain Institute | Kabul, Afghanistan
Sediqi's design is titled "My Story" and features a love poem and an apotropiac message. The lines form a weave that represents the directions in which his feelings and creative impulses take him, and his struggles to find an expressive outlet. White represents light and blue Sediqui's blue moods.
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