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DOMOTEX Announces Finalists for 2024 Carpet Design Awards

DOMOTEX announce the 24 area rug finalists of the 19th edition of the Carpet Design Awards -- an internationally renowned competition that will present the winners at the January 2024 fair.

12/7/2023
Maison Rhizomes' Rug Finalist for the 2024 Carpet Design Awards
Category 1: Best Studio Artist Design finalist Rhizomes 1 White by Maison Rhizomes, Berlin

HANNOVER, Germany --  Under the direction of Jamie Metrick, managing director of Elte, a jury of international experts from the design and carpet industry selected the most convincing designs in eight categories. A total of 206 carpet designs were submitted worldwide for the Carpet Design Awards 2024. Of these, 24 entries reached the final round of the competition.

Design, Quality and Craftsmanship

The prestigious awards – presented in collaboration with COVER and HALI magazines – celebrate contemporary carpet design and reflect the innovations and trends within the industry. In selecting the finalists, the jury paid particular attention to the design, quality and exquisite craftsmanship of the handmade rugs. In selecting the finalists, the jury paid particular attention to the design, quality and exquisite craftsmanship of the handmade rugs. "The competition this year is fierce as there are some outstanding rugs up for awards. It’s going to be exciting to see industry veterans battle it out with less discovered designers and brands," reveals Jamie Metrick, head of the jury.

Carin Terins, also a member of this year's CDA jury and RugVista AB’s Purchase and Creative Director, was particularly pleased with the creativity and quality of the submissions: "I am fascinated by the passion and creativity that designers and artists possess, as demonstrated by this competition. The mix between contemporary and traditional elements, the variation between colourful and finely tuned neutrals, the beautiful craftsmanship and the importance placed on sustainability, all give me great hope for the future of the industry.” Three exclusive examples of each category made it to the finals. They will be on display in Hall 3 throughout DOMOTEX.


EUCA Award honors Carpet Importers

During the Carpet Design Awards, the European import trade for handmade oriental carpets will also be honored. The EUCA Award has been presented by the European Carpet Importers Association since 2007 and is being awarded for outstanding achievements in this field for the sixteenth time.

All winners of the eight CDA competition categories and the EUCA Award will be announced at a ceremony on the second day of the fair, Jan. 12,  2024, at 6 p.m. at the Carpet Design Awards exhibition area in hall 3, booth D24.

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

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

Pomme d'Or, Maison Rhizomes | Berlin (DE)


Rhizomes 1 White, hanging on far right, Maison Rhizomes, Berlin (DE)


Maschera, Dena Lawrence | Perth (AU)

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


1923 Runner (Prototype), Christopher Farr Editions| London (UK)


Kanoa by KAVI, Jaipur Rugs | Jaipur (IN)


Labyrinth – Charcoal, Wool & Silk | New Jersey (US)

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


Sakshat by KAVI, Jaipur Rugs | Jaipur (IN)


Charm, SAHRAI MILANO | Milan (IT)


The Raw Earth (Stefan Heyer), Knots Rugs Ltd | London (UK)

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


Kismat Manchaha, Jaipur Rugs | Jaipur (IN)


Indigo Ripples, Manglam Arts | Jaipur (IN)


Jeevan Manchaha, Jaipur Rugs | Jaipur (IN)

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


Curb - Gill Thorpe x FLOOR_STORY, FLOOR_STORY | London (UK)


Chalet, Creative Matters | Toronto (CA)


Illuminata, Edelgrund GmbH | Hamburg (DE)

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


Espressionismo Floreale Collection, Laura Niubó | Los Angeles (US)


Verso - Gill Thorpe x FLOOR_STORY, FLOOR_STORY | London (UK)


White (R) & Beige (L) Collections, Maison Rhizomes | Berlin (DE), Pictured at the Top of Story

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


Knots Rugs x Knowle Hall, Knots Rugs Ltd | London (UK)


Zebra Leopard Palms - Hand-Knotted Rug, Wendy Morrison Design | Musselburgh (UK)


3.) Verso - Gill Thorpe x FLOOR_STORY, FLOOR_STORY | London (UK), Pictured Above in Category 5

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


Forest, Gushka | Hutsulshchyna (UA)


Illuminata, Edelgrund GmbH | Hamburg (DE), Pictured above in Category 5


Foreshore Fields by Sebastian Herkner, M2Rugs | Hamburg (DE)

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