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Finalists nominated for Carpet Design Awards 2017

domotexHannover, GermanyA jury of design and carpet industry experts have chosen 24 finalists in eight categories for the 2017 Carpet Design Awards. The winners will receive their awards at a ceremony on Jan. 15, at the Innovations@Domotex area in Hall 17.

The eight categories of the Carpet Design Awards reflect a range of production methods, price segments and design philosophies, and also correspond to various distribution channels and carpet use scenarios. The selection process involved judging the carpets in terms of design and design concept, material, execution, structure and quality, and sustainability and branding.

Following are the nominees for each category:
Category 1: Best Studio Artist Design

  • Chosrau’s Spring Reloaded, Atelier for Textildesign, Beate von Harten (AT)
  • Wrap, Dena Lawrance (AU)
  • Vlisco Recycled Carpet, Simone Post (NL)

Category 2: Best Modern Design Superior

  • Threads, Mariantonia Urru (IT)
  • Dresden Brown, Rug Star (DE)
  • Supermoon, Sterling Rugs (IN)

Category 3: Best Modern Design Deluxe

  • Summit, Wool and Silk Rugs (US)
  • Stalagmite, Choudhary Exports (IN)
  • Rapture 4—the Kundan Pure Silk collection, Zollanvari (CH)

Category 4: Best Traditional Design

  • Kamal from Artisan Originals, Jaipur Rugs Company (IN)
  • Vase Green, Ayka Design (AE)
  • Nandi, Indigo Looms (IN)

Category 5: Best Transitional Design

  • Ariana Barchi collection, Ariana Rugs Hamburg (DE)
  • Shiraz Sabz, Hossein Rezvani Design (DE)
  • Allure, Rug Art International (US)

Category 6: Best Flatweave Design

  • Souf collection BJT-18, Art Resources (US)
  • Scandinavian flatweave 2, R & K (US)
  • Alhambra, Rug Art International (US)

Category 7: Best Modern Collection

  • Unstring by Kavi, Jaipur Rugs Company (IN)
  • Pattern Mix collection, Galleria Battilossi (IT)
  • The Winter Series, Tissage (IN)

Category 8: Best Transitional Collection

  • Marrakesch collection Morroco -21, Art Resources (US)
  • Alasht collection, Edelgrund (DE)
  • Dalga Kilims collection, Kirkit (TR)

All 24 of the shortlisted carpets will be on display at Domotex 2017 in Hannover, Germany. Visitors to the show will be able to view them and vote for their favorites. The carpet that receives the most visitor votes will be presented with the “Best Liked by Domotex Visitors” prize at the end of the show. Houzz will also be running a competition in which members of its interior design community can select their personal favorites. Each participant will go into a prize draw, with the winner receiving a free trip to Hannover to attend Domotex and the Carpet Design Awards ceremony. For further information, visit