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Announcing the Winners of the 2023 Carpet Design Awards

DOMOTEX celebrated the eight winners of  the 18th edition of the internationally renowned Carpet Design Awards at the January 2023 event.

1/19/2023
winners of the 2023 carpet design awards holding awards
The winners of the 2023 Carpet Design Awards celebrate at special awards ceremony at DOMOTEX.

HANOVER, Germany --  The eight winners of the Carpet Design Awards were announced during the award ceremony on Jan. 13, 2023 during DOMOTEX. The prestigious awards celebrate contemporary carpet design and have been reflecting the innovations and trends in the industry for more than 15 years.

The award winners are considered exceptional examples in the industry that combine design, quality and craftmanship to a special degree. In addition to the selection criteria of design and design concept, material, execution, structure and quality, the jury also paid attention to the aspects of sustainability and branding. “It was a great opportunity to be part of the Carpet Design Award judging process, sharing ideas with other members of the rug industry”, revealed Jamie Metrick, Managing Director of Elte and this year's jury member and elaborated further: “The awards are really important for the market as they offer an invaluable window into the designs, trends and techniques of a particular time.”

With the newly introduced category "Sustainability Award", the Carpet Design Awards 2023 take into account the growing importance and demand for sustainable design and ethical carpet production. “This year the Sustainability Award is a great addition to the event as for the rug market it is a topic that we must all start to take notice of”, emphasised Lucy Upward, editor of COVER.

All CDA-finalist carpets will be on display in Hall 2 until the last day of DOMOTEX.


Below are the Winners in the nine Carpet Design Awards categories:

Category 1: Best Studio Artist Design | Original small scale production design from an artist or designer


Omaggio a Maria Lai: Legarsi alla montagna, Joias | Tortolì (IT)

Category 2: Best Modern Design Superior | Original contemporary designs showing optimum use of materials


Preeti Ammanan, Saraswati Global Pvt ltd | Jaipur (IN)


Category 3: Best Modern Design Deluxe | Original contemporary design showing optimum use of materials


Green Agate ltd., Ashtari Carpets bvba | Antwerp (BE)

Category 4: Best Transitional Design | A new rug that interprets traditional designs for a contemporary audience 


Talisman hand-knotted, Wendy Morrison Design | Musselburgh (UK)


Category 5: Best Flatweave Design | Original rug design demonstrating the flatweave technique


Tulu, Manglam Arts | Jaipur (IN)


Category 6: Best Collection | Contemporary Traditional or Transitional design collections demonstrating a common theme


Trails Collection by Sebastian Herkner, M2Rugs | Hamburg (DE)


Category 7: Best Interior | A high-end customization project or rug installation represented by high-quality images


Emily Forgot - Modular (Amity), FLOOR_STORY | London (UK)


Category 8: Sustainability Award | A rug that is produced with a low carbon footprint or/and that incorporates ethical practices


Taufa, Jaipur Rugs | Jaipur (IN)
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