An international jury chaired by Jamie Metrick, Managing Director Elte, will select three carpets in nine 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

This time the jury will be chaired by Jamie Metrick, Managing Director at Elte (Toronto/Canada). He will be assisted by:

  • Ralph Kuhlmann,
  • Audrey Carden,
  • Carin Terins,
  • Sacha Walckhoff.
  • 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.

    Elte Instagram

    Sacha Walckhoff

    With a mix of Slavic, French, Swiss and African roots, the designer Sacha Walckhoff’s influences are as diverse as his origins. More recently, in addition to his role as Creative Director for Christian Lacroix Maison, he has branched onto other projects where he has defined and developed his own unique style with brands like Taiping, Pulpo products, Rosenthal or Vista Alegre, just to name a few.

    Sacha Walckhoff Instagram

    Audrey Carden

    Audrey Carden is a director of London based interior design practice Carden Cunietti.

    The practice has been established for over twenty years and specialise in high end residential projects all over the world. Featured as one of the top 100 interior design studios by House and Garden they have been featured in many magazines worldwide.

    Carden Cunietti Instagram

    Ralph Kuhlmann

    For more than 40 years, Ralph Kuhlmann has applied his passion for textile design to the flooring industry. He joined JAB Anstoetz Flooring in 1998 - JAB Anstoetz Group’s department for floor coverings and high-end, handmade rugs - becoming Managing Director in 2008.

    His travels in search of innovative products and manufacturing partners with high ethical and environmental standards provide him with inspiration for new concepts, solutions and collections.

    JAB Anstoetz Flooring Instagram

    Carin Terins

    Carin Terins, RugVista AB’s Purchase and Creative Director, joined the company in 2018.

    With a background in digital marketing and business—and extensive experience in the fashion industry as purchasing manager for Swedish garment wholesaler Flash AB—she now brings her expert creative purchasing knowledge to Europe’s leading online rug retailer.

    RugVista Instagram