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The finalists in the Carpet Design Awards 2015 presented by Innovations@DOMOTEX have now been named

The finalists in the Carpet Design Awards 2015 presented by Innovations@DOMOTEX have now been named. At the end of November an international jury made up of experts from the design professions and the carpet sector selected the best entries from eight categories.

The Carpet Design Awards are for contemporary hand-made carpets and rugs that stand out for their superior quality and unique design. More than 250 designer pieces from 23 countries were submitted for the coveted award, and 25 have now made it through to the finals. These chosen few will be showcased in stylish settings at the upcoming DOMOTEX show from 17 to 20 January 2015. The winners in each category will be formally announced at 4.30 p.m. on Sunday, 18 January 2015, in the Innovations@DOMOTEX area in Hall 17. Now in its tenth year, the top international award for contemporary hand-made carpets and rugs is being presented for the first time as part of Innovations@DOMOTEX. Under the chairmanship of the renowned British designer Michael Sodeau the international jury has selected carpets in each of eight categories which promise to deliver an exciting mix of visionary design and traditional craft skills. The judges have assessed the entries for design and design concept, materials, execution, texture and quality as well as sustainability and branding. “We have seen many examples of outstanding design work – including the best that the market currently has to offer. It’s all about the creative awareness that the designer brings to the carpet-making process. His years of experience in making products or carpets by hand and his extensive knowledge of these matters feed into the production process, and the result is a high-value, high-quality artefact”, says Sodeau. In addition to Sodeau the jury consists of Linda O’Kaeffe, writer and design journalist, New York; Ross Urwin, founder of Infrastructure Hongkong; Michale Pourvakil, founder of Weavers Art, Toronto; and Jochen Ehresmann, head of the carpet department at the Böhmler furnishing house, Munich. “We have seen some magnificent carpets this year. What I find most exciting are the innovations emerging at the interface between modern technology and traditional craftsmanship”, says O’Kaeffe. The design and lifestyle specialist Ross Urwin adds: “The combination of different techniques has produced incredible designer pieces of remarkable character and quality. As a member of the jury I am delighted to learn more about the sources of inspiration that carpet designers draw on, and to see where the spirit of innovation is leading them and what the finished product looks like.Categories and nominated carpets and designs 01 Best Studio Artist Design carpets
  • My Secret Garde, Ayka Design (GB)
  • Carpet Rich Flower, Hebe GmbH (DE)
  • Frozen, Beate von Harten (AT)
My Secret Garde, Ayka Design (GB)
Carpet Rich Flower, Hebe GmbH (DE)
Frozen, Beate von Harten (AT)
02 Best Modern Design, Superior
  • Kaleidoscope, Choudhary Exports (IN)
  • Waves of Colour, Naziri OHG (DE)
  • Century Art 012 M191 LS, Makalu Design (DE)
Kaleidoscope, Choudhary Exports (IN)
Waves of Colour, Naziri OHG (DE)
Century Art 012 M191 LS, Makalu Design (DE)
03 Best Modern Design, De Luxe
  • Moon, Jan Kath Design (DE)
  • Tunnel, Floor to Heaven (DE)
  • Heart No. 1, Original, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns (DE)
Moon, Jan Kath Design (DE)
Tunnel, Floor to Heaven (DE)
Heart No. 1, Original, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns (DE)
04 Best Traditional Design
  • Classic Revival, Art Resources (US)
  • Bidjar, Wool and Silk LLC (US)
  • Ariana Vintage: Tabriz Design 110, Ariana Rugs Inc. (US)
  • Silver Velvet, Tissage (IN)
Classic Revival, Art Resources (US)
Bidjar, Wool and Silk LLC (US)
Ariana Vintage: Tabriz Design 110, Ariana Rugs Inc. (US)
Silver Velvet, Tissage (IN)
05 Best Transitional Design
  • Amber, Obeetee Private Limited (IN)
  • Massal, Edelgrund GmbH (DE)
  • Nouveau Tabriz, Naziri OHG (DE)

Amber, Obeetee Private Limited (IN)

Massal, Edelgrund GmbH (DE)

Nouveau Tabriz, Naziri OHG (DE)

06 Best Modern Collection
  • Billboards, Jan Kath Design GmbH (DE)
  • Skin of Civilization, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns (DE)
  • Steppe, Wool and Silk LCC (US)
Billboards, Jan Kath Design GmbH (DE)
Skin of Civilization, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns (DE)
Steppe, Wool and Silk LCC (US)
07 Best Traditional Collection
  • Cache-Sexe, Jan Kath Design GmbH (DE)
  • The Great Gatsby, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns (DE)
  • Modernist Kilim Collection, Zollanvari AG (CH)
Cache-Sexe, Jan Kath Design GmbH (DE)
The Great Gatsby, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns (DE)
Modernist Kilim Collection, Zollanvari AG (CH)
08 Best Innovation
  • Circles of Life, Ayka Design (GB)
  • Massal Collection, Edelgrund GmbH (DE)
  • Dürer, Melancholia, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns (DE)
Circles of Life, Ayka Design (GB)
Massal Collection, Edelgrund GmbH (DE)
Dürer, Melancholia, Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns (DE)
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