Carpet Design Awards 2016 Finalists!
The annual Carpet Design Awards are back at Domotex Hannover for the eleventh edition of the prestigious competition. In November 2015, an independent panel of five judges whittled it down to twenty-four finalists from over 300 entries. Each of the eight categories has three contenders for the title and staying true to the wide-ranging and inclusive vision of Domotex, all styles of contemporary handmade carpet are celebrated from traditional through transitional, to modern and innovative designs.
There is always an intriguing and varied selection of carpets in the running and this year is no exception. Last year saw the relocation of the competition display to the lively ‘souk’ area in Hall 17, at the very hub of the handmade carpet section of the fair, and here it will remain.
All of last year’s winners have entries in the finals once again. Are you able to guess what other designs might grace the competition stands? Find out at the Innovations@DOMO
Category 1 Best Studio Artist Design
Re Orient, Studio Brieditis & Evans
Squeeze, Studio Brieditis & Evans
Beauty, Ayka Design
Category 2 Best Modern Design Superior
Emerald 1, Art Resources
Crystallized – Ice, Creative Matters Inc
Aleph, Naziri OHG
Category 3 Best Modern Design Deluxe
Taittu, Free Verse, Jaipur Rugs Company Pvt. Ltd.
Electric Taupe, Hossein Rezvani Design OHG
New Orleans from Bruno Moinard, Chevalier édition
Category 4 Best Traditional Design
Marta Stripe, Rug and Kilim
Yildiz, Öz-kent Hali
Suzani, Wool & Silk
Category 5 Best Transitional Design
Secret Garden, Naziri OHG
Reflection, Choudhary Exports
Persy , designed by Samuel Accoceberry for Chevalier édition
Category 6 Best Modern Collection
Landscapes Collection, Wool & Silk
Free Verse, Jaipur Rugs Company Pvt. Ltd.
Origami Collection, Ayka Design
Category 7 Best Transitional Collection
Pine Garden, Rug Star GmbH
Ottoman Collection, Wool & Silk
Sumak Spezial, Theo Keller GmbH
Category 8 Best Innovation
Glow, Zollanvari AG
Canvas, Papilio by Prado Rugs N.V