For the eighteenth time, designers and carpet entrepreneurs were awarded the renowned Carpet Design Award during DOMOTEX. The winners had previously been chosen by a top-class jury of experts from the design and carpet industry.
Hanover. The eight winners were awarded on the second day of the fair, the 13th January 2023, announced in a festive setting in front of a large audience. The coveted awards, which are presented in cooperation with the trade journals COVER and HALI, celebrate contemporary carpet design and have been reflecting the innovations and trends of the industry for more than 15 years.
All award winners are considered extraordinary examples in the industry that combine design, quality and craftsmanship in particular. In addition to the criteria of design and design concept, material, execution, structure and quality, the jury also paid attention to the aspects of sustainability and branding in the selection.
“It was a great opportunity to participate in the jury of the Carpet Design Award and exchange ideas with other members of the carpet industry,” revealed Jamie Metrick, Managing Director of Elte and this year’s jury member, continuing: “The awards are really important for the market because they offer an invaluable insight into the designs, trends and techniques of a certain time.”
With the newly introduced “Sustainability Award” category, the Carpet Design Awards 2023 take into account the growing importance and demand for sustainable design and ethical carpet production. “This year’s sustainability award is a great addition to the event – because sustainability is an important topic that we all who operate in the carpet market urgently need to take note of,” emphasized Lucy Upward, editor of COVER.
All finalist carpets will be shown until the last day of DOMOTEX in Hall 2.
EUCA Award for special merits in the carpet industry
As part of the Carpet Design Awards, the European Carpet Importers Association awarded for the 15th. Times the EUCA Award, also known as carpet Oscar. This award has been honoring personalities in the European carpet industry for outstanding achievements since 2007 and thus ultimately documents the thanks of the entire industry. Bahram Tahbaz, this year’s winner of the EUCA Award and founder of the Bahram Tahbaz Orient Carpet Import, personally received the prize for his life’s work.
The winners of the Carpet Design Awards 2023
Category 1: Best design studio artist carpets | Original design in small edition by an artist or designer
Grandma in Maria Lai: Legarsi alla montagna, Joias | Tortolì (IT)
Category 2: Best Design Superior | Modern designs with optimal material use
AAD… Enclosure of Life, Saraswati Global Pvt ltd | Jaipur (IN)
Category 3: Best Design Deluxe | Modern designs with optimal material use
Green Agate ltd., Ashtari Carpets bvba | Antwerp (BE)
Category 4: Best classic-modern design | New carpets that interpret classic designs in a modern way
Talisman Hand-knotted, Wendy Morrison Design | Musselburgh (UK)
Category 5: Best flat fabric design | Original carpet design that uses flat weaving technology
Tulu, Manglam Arts, Jaipur (IN)
Category 6: Best collection | Contemporary-traditional or classic-modern collection with an overarching theme
Trails Collection by Sebastian Herkner, M2Rugs | Hamburg (EN)
Category 7: Best room installation | Furnishing project or carpet installation with high personalization standards, documented by high-quality photos
Emily Forgot – Modular (Amity), FLOOR_STORY | London (UK)
Category 8: Sustainability Award | A climate-friendly production taking ethical values into account
Taufa, Jaipur Rugs | Jaipur (IN)