INTRODUCING THE WINNERS OF THE 2020 CARPET DESIGN AWARDS AT DOMOTEX
JAIPUR RUGS SCORES 3 TROPHIES
Winners of all eight Carpet Design Awards at Domotex 2020 celebrate following an awards ceremony at the fair on Jan. 11 in Hannover.
HANNOVER, Germany -- Jaipur Rugs was the big winner at Saturday's Carpet Design Awards at Domotex 2020, taking home three trophies at a jam-packed awards ceremony. Equally exciting on the other side of the pond, the US-based Jaipur Living won its fourth ARTS Award for area rugs at a Friday night celebration in Dallas.
The drama in Hannover was palpable as guests at the awards ceremony waited for winners to be called in eight categories. Set within a new dedicated presentation area throughout the duration of the fair, winning designs as well as finalists, will be on display until the show's closing time on Monday.
Organized by Cover and Hali magazines in partnership with Domotex, the awards celebrate creativity and craftsmanship, with a focus on original design. The awards honor the best in contemporary carpet design, with a focus on innovation, execution and sustainability.
Winners of three Carpet Design Awards at Domotex 2020, the Jaipur Rugs team celebrates on receiving trophies for Best Collection, Best Modern Design Superior, and Best Modern Design.
From the hundreds of area rugs entered into the competition, a shortlist and then winners were selected by a jury headed by rug industry icon Graham Head. Other jurors included artist and curator Nuala Goodman, designer Roos Soetekouw, interior designer and lifestyle blogger Martyn White and Stefan Amstad, rug buyer for furniture retailer Möbel Pfister AG.
Categories 01 (Best Studio Artist Design) and 08 (Best Modern Design Select - a new category for this year) were open to Domotex non-exhibitors and by invitation only.
Category 01: Best Studio Artist Design
John Booth (left) is presented the Domotex Carpet Design Award for Best Studio Artist Design by Dr. Andreas Grunchow, member of the management board, Deutsche Messe AG, Hannover.
Giovanni: Designed by John Booth for Floor Story
Domotex Carpet Design Award winner Best Studio Artist Design: Giovanni, designed by John Booth for Floor Story
Category 02: Best Modern Design Superior
Yogesh Choudhary of Jaipur Rugs in India and Asha Choudhary of US-based Jaipur Living accept the Best Modern Design Superior award from Dr. Andreas Grunchow at Domotex 2020.
Stairmaze: Designed by Matteo Cibic for Jaipur Rugs
Domotex Carpet Design Awards winner Best Modern Design Superior: Stairmaze, designed by Matteo Cibic for Jaipur Rugs
Category 03: Best Modern Design Deluxe
Domotex Carpet Design Awards winner Best Modern Design Deluxe: Strati, Jaipur Rugs
Category 04: Best Transitional Design
Designer Lila Valadan is flanked by Dr. Andreas Gruchow and Lucy Upward of Cover as she accepts two awards: Best Transitional Design and Best Flatweave Design.
Shehnameh: Lila Valadan
Domotex Carpet Design Award winner, Best Transitional Design: Shehnameh, Lila Valadan
Category 05: Best Flatweave Design
Sixth Sense: Lila Valadan
Domotex Carpet Design Awards winner, Best Flatweave Design: Sixth Sense, Lila Valadan
Category 06: Best Collection
Jaipur Wunderkammer Collection: Designed by Matteo Cibic for Jaipur Rugs
Category 07: Best Interior
Jurgen Dahlmanns of Rug Star, flanked by presenters Upward and Grunchow, wins the 2020 Carpet Design Award for Best Interior.
Home Dana: Rug Star
Domotex 2020 Carpet Design Awards winner, Best Interior: Home Dana, Rug Star
Category 08: Best Modern Design Select
Knots Rugs managing director Bonnie Sutton poses with presenters Lucy Upward and Dr. Andreas Gruchow as she accepts the Domotex 2020 Carpet Design Award for Best Modern Design Select.
Fresco: Knots Rugs in collaboration with The Sir John Soane Museum and Blackpop
Domotex 2020 Carpet Design Awards winner, Best Modern Design Select: Fresco, Knots Rugs in collaboration with The Sir John Soane Museum and Blackpop