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Winning Carpet Designs At Domotex 2018

Carpet Design Award winners for 2018 – Reasons for the jury’s choice

The winners of the Carpet Design Awards for 2018 are announced at DOMOTEX in Hannover. The Carpet Design Awards are an internationally renowned honour presented annually to recognize the outstanding hand-made carpet and rug design. A total of 265 products submitted by total 24 finalists from 16 countries were facing off in the final round in eight categories. This 2018 marks the 13th edition of this esteemed global award for modern handmade carpets. Here, we are sharing with you the reasons why Jury selected the particular designs:

Catagory 1: Best Studio Artist Design

“Golden Fade“ from Salem van der Swaagh

Golden Fade

Reason for the jury’s choice:

“The jury was impressed by how the maker uses textile waste to create interesting textures in different techniques.“

Category 2: Best Modern Design Superior

“Chaos“ from Lila Valadan

Chaos

Reason for the jury’s choice:

“The winning rug was felt to have a pattern that reads like a narrative.“

Category 3: Best Modern Design Deluxe

“Galmous Atlas Mountain Rug“ from Soufiane Zarib

Galmous Atlas Mountain Rug

Reason for the jury’s choice:

“The jury called this a rug with soul that brings to the surface the best qualities of carpet weaving.“

Category 4: Best Transitional Design

“Blue Star“ from Art Resources

Blue Star

Reason for the jury’s choice:

“In the words of the jury: To take a traditional pattern and turn it into a contemporary look solely through the use of colour is a tremendous achievement.“

Category 5: Best Flatweave Design

“Vague Harmony“ from Lila Valadan

Vague Harmony

Reason for the jury’s choice:

"The winner is a stunning rug that provoked our experienced panel to stop and ask questions about how it is made."

Category 6: Best Collection

“Chand LC Collection“ from Choudhary Exports

Chand LC

Reason for the jury’s choice:

“Top in this category is an original and well-made collection where each rug references another while remaining unique.“

Category 7: Best Interior

“Mediterranean Capo Boi“ from Mariantonia Urru

Mediterranean Capo Boi

Reason for the jury’s choice:

“The winning company takes weaving to a place where textile becomes architecture.“

Category 8: Best Communication

“Shifting Perception Advertising Campaign“ from Edelgrund

Shifting Perception

Reason for the jury’s choice:

“This is the sort of campaign that makes you stop and look again, said the jury, a true mark of success when it comes to getting the message of your brand across.“

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