DOMOTEX 2015, the world’s leading trade fair for floor coverings
announced the winners of the Carpet Design Awards 2015 competition.
Presented by Innovations@DOMOTEX 2015 recently in Hannover, Germany, the
Carpet Design Awards celebrates and honours the world’s most beautiful handmade
carpets, with prizes awarded in eight categories by an international jury of
carpet and design experts. Recognising both design and quality, categories
include studio artist designs, traditional and modern carpets and rugs and best
innovation among others.
The 10th edition of the prestigious international awards for modern
handmade carpets saw more than 250 designer pieces from 23 countries being submitted
in the competition for the coveted trophies, with 25 carpets reaching the final
round. The eight winning designs impressed the expert jury with outstanding
characteristics in terms of form, colour and material. Key parameters for judging
included design and design concept, material, finish, texture and quality, as
well as sustainability and branding.
Michael Sodeau, who led the Carpet Design Awards jury, and also heads
his own design practice in London, said that the judging panel consisted of
people working in different countries and having hugely different skillsets
leading to a very engaging and informative session.
The eight winners received their awards at a prestigious ceremony in the
presence of guests from the retail and design sectors of the international
carpet industry. A keenly anticipated event every year, the presentation of the
Carpet Design Awards is one of the highlights of DOMOTEX 2015.
This year, the prize-giving ceremony was held for the first time as part
of the Innovations@DOMOTEX showcase. Innovations@DOMOTEX offers companies the
unique opportunity to spotlight their innovations in the presence of a choice
international audience of industry professionals. Being part of
Innovations@DOMOTEX also makes it far easier to get in touch with interested
retailers, craftspeople and architects, thus stimulating new business and
valuable networking opportunities.