HANNOVER, Germany/CHICAGO, Ill. — January 20, 2016 — The world’s finest designer carpets and rugs have just been awarded well-deserved prizes at the 2016 Carpet Design Awards, held at DOMOTEX in Hannover, Germany.
The award ceremony took place on January 17, with winners announced in eight categories. These include Best Studio Artist Design, Best Traditional Design, Best Modern Collection and Best Innovation. The winners were picked from a list of 24 finalists, whittled down from an initial 320 entries from 21 countries.
This was the eleventh successive year that DOMOTEX has hosted the top international award for modern hand-made carpets and rugs.
Under the chairmanship of the British designer Michael Sodeau, the international jury selected designer pieces that really stand out in terms of design, quality and craftsmanship. Entries were judged on design and design concept, materials, execution, texture/structure and quality as well as sustainability and branding. The presentation of the Carpet Design Awards is one of the highlights of the annual DOMOTEX show. Excitement mounts each year when the prizes are presented on the Sunday of the show at a special award ceremony attended by numerous guests from the international carpet industry.
Carpet Design Awards 2016 prize-winners:
- Best Studio Artist Design
Re Orient – Studio Brieditis & Evans — Statement of the Jury: Combines upcycling with the roots of traditional rug making
- Best Modern Design Superior
Aleph – Naziri — Statement of the Jury: The judges were attracted to the minimalism and versatility
- Best Modern Design Deluxe
Electric Taupe – Hossein Rezvani Design — Statement of the Jury: deconstructs traditional Persian design into its essential elements
- Best Traditional Design
Marta Stripe – Rug and Kilim — Statement of the Jury: reveals the process in the weave and the warm tones of its colors
- Best Transitional Design
Secret Garden – Naziri — Statement of the Jury: literally embodies the notion of transitional rug design
- Best Modern Collection
Landscape Collection – Wool and Silk Rugs — Statement of the Jury: for communicating a sense of time and place
- Best Traditional Collection
Pine Garden Collection – Rug Star by Jürgen Dahlmanns — Statement of the Jury: taking us on a journey through color
- Best Innovation
Glow – Zollanvari — Statement of the Jury: the potential to have a widespread ecological impact on rug production
Posted January 20, 2016