The world’s finest designer carpets and rugs have been awarded prizes at the 2017 Carpet Design Awards, held at Domotex in Hannover, Germany. The award ceremony took place on January 15th, with winners announced in eight categories. The winners were picked from a list of 24 finalists, selected from an initial 386 entries from 21 countries. This marks the 12th successive year that Domotex has hosted the top international award for modern hand-made carpets and rugs.

Under the chairmanship of multi-award-winning carpet designer Stephanie Odegard from New York, the international jury selected carpets and rugs of outstanding design, quality and craftsmanship. Entries were judged in terms of design and design concept, materials, execution, texture, structure and quality, as well as sustainability and branding.

Carpet Design Awards 2017: the Jury’s Verdict

Best Studio Artist Design
“Vlisco Recycled” by Simone Post
The jury’s verdict:
Deep colors and innovative approach to texture.
A clear story and a fresh perspective on recycling in rugs.

Best Modern Design Superior
“Super Moon” by Sterling Rugs
The jury’s verdict:
The vision of its design, simple coloring and its fine technique.
The way it could be used in both a modern and a traditional setting and will stand the test of time.

Best Modern Design Deluxe
“Summit” by Wool and Silk Rugs
The jury’s verdict:
Its evocative design and subtle coloring.

Best Traditional Design
“Vase Green” by Ayka Design
The jury’s verdict:
Organic and fun design that plays with form and focus.
Tactile nature, the richness of its material and its unique palette.

Best Transitional Design
“Shiraz Sabz” by Hossein Rezvani
The jury’s verdict:
Fine weave, rich materials and delicate color.
For its vision and dynamic colors.

Best Flatweave Design
“Scandinavian Flatweave 2” by Rug & Kilim
The jury’s verdict:
A lot of design, thought and texture.
Highlights both material and technique beautifully.

Best Modern Collection
“Unstring by Kavi” by Jaipur Rugs
The jury’s verdict:
Contemporary color combination with a well-conceived design.
Suitable for simply any interior.

Best Transitional Collection
“Alasht Collection” by Edelgrund
The jury’s verdict:
Praised for its scale, texture and timeless color combinations.
Classic and modern at the same time.

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