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Introducing the Winners of the 2021 Carpet Design Awards

A first in the prestigious awards' history, the highly coveted 2021 Carpet Design Awards, typically celebrated at DOMOTEX in January, were handed out to the winners in a virtual ceremony.

RugNews.com Editors
5/20/2021
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Among the DOMOTEX 2021 Carpet Design Awards is Floor_Story's 19-19 collection.

HANNOVER, Germany --A first in its 16 year history, the big winners of the DOMOTEX 2021 Carpet Design Awards were announced in a virtual ceremony, as a result of a cancelled January event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the virtual event on May 20, 2021, a total of nine designers and carpet entrepreneurs were honored with the prestigious industry award.

The Carpet Design Awards were presented in front of a large digital audience. The winners had previously been selected by a top-class jury of experts from the design and carpet industry. The award winners are considered exceptional examples in the industry that combine design, quality and craftmanship to a special degree.

With the new category "Best Emerging Designer", the Carpet Design Awards 2021 honored outstanding young designers for the first time together with the Scottish NGO Turquoise Mountain.

The coveted awards, presented for the 16th time in collaboration with the magazines COVER and HALI, have celebrated the best in contemporary carpet design for more than 15 years and reflect the industry's innovation and trends. Selection criteria included design and design concept, material, execution, structure and quality, as well as sustainability and branding.

The Carpet Design Awards 2022 will once again take place during DOMOTEX in Hannover, Germany, from January 13-16, 2022.

Winners of the Carpet Design Awards 2021 are: 


CATEGORY 1: BEST STUDIO ARTIST DESIGN
Original small-scale production design from an artist or designer


Experimania, Studio Bahlner (SE)

CATEGORY 2: BEST MODERN DESIGN ESSENTIELL
Original contemporary designs showing optimum use of materials


Machine ki Duniya, Jaipur Rugs (IN)

CATEGORY 3: BEST MODERN DESIGN SUPERIOR
Modern designs showing optimum use of materials


Azure Rug, Obeetee Private Limited (IN)

CATEGORY 4: BEST MODERN DESIGN DELUXE
Original contemporary designs showing optimal use of materials


"Carpet blue/green", Ashatari Carpets bvba (BE)

CATEGORY 5: BEST TRANSITIONAL DESIGN 
New carpets showing classic modern design


Her Highness, Selam Carpet & Home (TR)

CATEGORY 6: BEST FLATWEAVE DESIGN
Original rug design demonstrating the flatweave technique


Stripes Olive, Creative Matters Inc., Ontario (CAN)

CATEGORY 7: BEST COLLECTION
Contemporary traditional or transitional design collections demonstrating a common theme


19-19 Collection, FLOOR_STORY (UK)

CATEGORY 8: BEST INTERIOR
A high-end customization project or rug installation demonstrated with high-quality images



Isokon Building for the 19-19 collection, FLOOR_STORY (UK)
 
CATEGORY 9: BEST EMERGING DESIGNER
Presented in cooperation with Turquoise Mountain
Original rug design by a current design student or recent graduate


My Story, Milad Sediqi, Turquoise Mountain Institute (AFG)
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