CARPET DESIGN AWARDS 2016
THE SUBMISSIONS PROCESS FOR THE 2016 CARPET DESIGN AWARDS IS UNDERWAY. DESIGNERS OF EXCLUSIVE HAND-MADE CARPETS AND RUGS HAVE UNTIL 3 NOVEMBER 2015 TO SUBMIT THEIR ENTRIES FOR CONSIDERATION. IN 2016, PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED IN EIGHT CATEGORIES. THE CARPET DESIGN AWARDS ARE REGARDED AS THE TOP INTERNATIONAL ACCOLADE FOR QUALITY HAND-MADE CARPETS AND RUGS.
Hannover. The submissions process for the 2016 Carpet Design Awards is underway. Designers of exclusive hand-made carpets and rugs have until 3 November 2015 to submit their entries for consideration. In 2016, prizes will be awarded in eight categories. The Carpet Design Awards are regarded as the top international accolade for quality hand-made carpets and rugs. They set the standards worldwide in terms of design and quality. The winners will be announced at the upcoming DOMOTEX on Sunday, 17 January 2016, at the Innovations@DOMOTEX area in Hall 17.
For the second time now, the Carpet Design Awards will be presented as part of Innovations@DOMOTEX. This prestigious international competition offers DOMOTEX exhibitors a fantastic opportunity to make an even bigger impact at the show. “DOMOTEX is the premier global showcase for the latest developments in carpet design. Many new trends in carpets and rugs and interior furnishing can be traced back to Hannover, and they just take off from there. At the Carpet Design Awards there are always a host of new designs and production techniques to be discovered. That’s why DOMOTEX and the Carpet Design Awards are so important for the industry”, says Ben Evans, editor at Hali Publications in the UK, which has been a partner for the Carpet Design Awards for the past 11 years.
There is no charge for entering the competition. Each entrant can submit up to three designs per category. The competition is open to registered DOMOTEX exhibitors only, with the one exception of the category “Best Studio Artist Design”, which is also open to non-exhibitors.
Two-stage selection process
In mid-November the jury will then select three carpets in each of eight categories from all the entries submitted. The judges will assess the entries for design and design concept, materials, execution, texture, composition and quality, as well as sustainability and branding. The 24 carpets chosen to go forward to the final round will be exhibited in the Innovations@DOMOTEX area in Hall 17. On 15 January 2016 the jury will then select one winner in each category. The successful finalists will be formally presented with their awards on the Sunday of the show, 17 January 2016.
§ Chairman: Designer Michael Sodeau, Michael Sodeau Partnership, London
§ Jochen Ehresmann, resident carpet specialist at the Böhmler furnishing house, Munich
§ Linda O’Keeffe, writer and design journalist, New York
§ Michael Pourvakil, industry pundit and dealer in high-class hand-made carpets, Weavers Art, Toronto
§ Ross Urwin, design and lifestyle specialist, Hong Kong
Category 1 Best Studio Artist Design
Category 2 Best Modern Design Superior
Category 3 Best Modern Design Deluxe
Category 4 Best Traditional Design
Category 6 Best Modern Collection
Category 7 Best Transitional Collection
Category 8 Best Innovation