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New York, Show Recap

Area Rugs Scoop Up Awards at ICFF 2024

Three ICFF 2024 area rug exhibitors earned recognition for their latest licensed rug collaborations alongside designers at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in New York.

Lisa Vincenti
By Kamy's Tambaki rug by Brazilian designer Sergio Matos
IFDA Best in ICFF Show Selects Award in flooring went to Brazilian carpet maker By Kamy, which created the Tambaki rug,
alongside award-winning Brazilian designer Sergio Matos.

NEW YORK -- Three area rug exhibitors earned coveted accolades at the 2024 edition of the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), May 19-21 for rugs created along side established designers.

The annual showcase of contemporary home furnishings and accessories held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center hosts a variety of awards that recognize the the top designs across the fair. Among the most prestigious is the ICFF Editors Awards, which includes 12 categories (body of work, new designer, furniture, seating, carpet and flooring, lighting, outdoor, materials, wallcoverings, accessories, kitchen and bath, and booth design).

The prestigious Editors Award winner in Carpet & Flooring selected New York area rug atelier Warp & Weft, a manufacturer of custom area rugs and carpets, as the best in show for its second rug collection alongside award-winning multidisciplinary design studio Yabu Pushelberg.

Warp & Weft debuted the TERRA collection by Yabu Pushelberg, which earned an ICFF Editors Award in the Carpet
& Flooring. Shown, Gale in sage

Warp & Weft's debuting TERRA series by Yabu Pushelberg, inspired by aerial views of earth, featured four of its five designs at the company's minimalist stand. These contemporary pieces are finely hand knotted using hand-dyed wool and silk to evoke the texture and feel of a vintage textile. “The TERRA designs are highly detailed with many curvilinear shapes and lines. Our intention was to capture a vintage look with a soft texture while making a new, luxurious carpet,” Michael Mandapati, founder Warp & Weft, said. “We tried to not miss the slightest details of the original artwork and from the knotting to the finishing, we selected distinctive techniques that would make those details possible. The rugs are technically complex, but read minimal and simple.”

Another prestigious recognition, the IFDA's Best in ICFF Show Selects Award in flooring went to Brazilian carpet maker By Kamy, which created the Tambaki rug alongside award-winning Brazilian designer Sergio Matos. Tambaki is crafted of nautical rope woven into a series of overlapping oval pieces. By Kamy was part of the Brazil Design & Industry group display.

Lastly Apadana's partnership with New York interior designer Laura Gottwald took home the NKBA | KBIS's INSPIRE Awards in the Best Carpet and Flooring category at ICFF 2024.

Apadana showcased its collaboration alongside NY designer Laura Gottwald at ICFF, earning an INSPIRE Award in
Best Carpet and Flooring.

The Connecticut rug manufacturer and showroom introduced Gottwald's first full-size collection rug, Fantasia 6, last year and at the 2024 ICFF had a full display featuring Gottwald's geometric designs and various colorways. Each rug offers a shaped edge and are crafted from virgin Persian wool and hand dyed in Gottwald's bespoke colors. The program includes six hand-tufted designs, each in multiple palettes.
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