Presented at Domotex, the 13th annual Carpet Design Awards will be conferred in eight categories, on Jan. 13, 2018, at the Carpet Design Awards display in Hall 9.

The Carpet Design Awards help to give expression to innovations and emerging trends in the carpet industry. Since the inception of the awards, the categories have been refined and updated to reflect industry trends, including two new categories in 2018, “Best Interior” (high-end customization project or rug installation demonstrated with high quality images) and “Best Communication” (successful marketing or branding campaign demonstrated with high-quality images).

An international jury headed by Michael Mandapati, president of Warp & Weft, New York, will assess all of the entries and shortlist three carpets for each category that are characterized by exceptional design, quality, and craftsmanship. The carpets submitted will be judged in terms of design and design concept, material, execution, structure and quality, sustainability, and branding. The 24 shortlisted carpets will be displayed in Hall 9 during Domotex.

Applications for the awards can be submitted online by Nov. 1, with up to three designs per category. Entry is restricted to designers and manufacturers who are exhibiting their carpet creations at Domotex 2018, with exception to the “Best Studio Artist Design” category.

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