An international jury chaired by Jamie Metrick, Managing Director Elte, will select three carpets in eight categories from each of the submitted applications, which combine design, quality and craftsmanship to a particularly high degree.

The judging criteria are design and design concept, material, finish, structure and quality as well as sustainability and branding.

The jury will choose a shortlist of the three best carpets per category first and in a second step the winners per category will be choosen. The winning ceremony will take place during the next DOMOTEX.

Members of the Jury

Also in 2024 the jury was be chaired by Jamie Metrick, Managing Director at Elte (Toronto/Canada). He was assisted by:

  • Jamie Metrick
  • Alberto Levi
  • Holly Becker
  • Naomi Scott-Dunne
  • Faig Ahmed
  • Chairman of the Jury: Jamie Metrick

    Jamie Metrick is part of the fourth generation running Elt e. Founded in Paris in 1919, the family-run business has become Toronto's source for considered design for the home by developing relationships with makers and championing objects that last.

    Jamie leads product focus in the company’s rug, carpeting, accessories, lighting, décor and bed departments, paying special attention to rugs.

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    Alberto Levi

    Alberto Levi Gallery in Milan presents antique carpets both as works of art and as essential elements of contemporary interior design.

    A passionate carpet connoisseur and curator of rug, textile and tapestry exhibitions, Levi has given lectures at international conferences and, as a Contributing Editor for HALI magazine for many years, authored numerous articles—particularly on Kurdish and early Anatolian rugs.


    Holly Becker

    Holly Becker is an American multidisciplinary interiors expert who works as a designer and stylist, author, journalist, online educator, moderator and trend expert since 2006. She is the founder of one of the world’s first design blogs, decor8 , and has 4 interiors books in over 20 languages available worldwide. Becker designs stands and frequently presents at industry fairs such as imm, Maison+Objet, Formland, Habitare. This is her 5th year at DOMOTEX.

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    Naomi Scott-Dunne

    A British designer working on residential and hospitality projects, Naomi Scott-Dunne is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers. She is also copywriter, specializing in interior design, trend research and colour psychology. She writes for the European professional colour authority Les Couleurs Le Corbusier, and works to ensure MC&CO Trend’s colour forecasts are accurate, challenging and commercial.

    Faig Ahmed

    Baku-based artist Faig Ahmed represented Azerbaijan at the nation’s inaugural Venice Biennale pavilion in 2007 and his work can be seen in public, private and institutional collections globally. Well known for conceptual works that transform decorative craft and the visual language of carpets into sculptural contemporary art, he creates new visual boundaries by deconstructing stereotypes and challenging the perception of traditions.