Carpet Design Awards 2018 Shortlist

December 07, 2017

The finalists for the thirteenth Carpet Design Awards have been selected: here we reveal the 24 designs.

The finalists for the thirteenth Carpet Design Awards have been selected and here we reveal the 24 designs from the sixteen shortlisted brands that will be on show in Hall 9 at Domotex.

The Carpet Design Awards, organised by Domotex in partnership with COVER and HALI magazines, returns to the Hannover show for its thirteenth edition in January 2018. A jury made up of experts from the design professions and the carpet industry has selected three exclusive carpets in each of eight categories, out of a total of 265 entries from 16 countries. A Carpet Design Award is a highly-respected accolade and the entries and nominations continue to be an important reflection of current and upcoming industry trends. Two new categories appear on the agenda this year: Best Interior, for a high-end custom project or rug installation, and Best Communication, for a successful marketing or branding campaign.

From New York, the president of Warp & Weft, Michael Mandapati, takes over as chairman of the jury for 2018, while three of last year’s panel remain: German carpet expert and buyer Wilhard Kühne, Hamburg-based architect-designer Hadi Tehrani, and Vanessa Brady, interior designer and founder of the Society of British and International Design.

The three finalists in each category will be on display in the new setting of Hall 9 throughout Domotex. Thirteen could prove to be a lucky number for some of the nominated exhibitors, as the winners of the thirteenth edition of the Carpet Design Awards will be announced at a special ceremony held at Domotex on Saturday 13 January 2018.

Category 1: Best Studio Artist Design


Tapis Poudre (250x310) Final

Poudre, Atelier Février


Animal Mask 1 copy

Animal Mask, Christoph Hefti


golded fade_1 copy

Rug 01 Golden Fade, Salem van der Swaagh


Category 2: Best Modern Design Superior



Pattern Mix 10 – Ivory, Galleria Battilossi/Tak Özer


7523 (278x212) copy

Chaos, Lila Valadan


Snakeskin 1, Gabbehs Flora & Fauna, 148 x 242cm copy

Snakeskin 1, Gabbehs Flora & Fauna, Zollanvari International


Category 3: Best Modern Design Deluxe


Gatsby Gold

Gatsby Gold, Hossein Rezvani



Block 03 SilverGrey 300x420 BS copy

Blocks No. 03, SilverGrey, RUG STAR by Jürgen Dahlmanns


Galmous Atlas Mountain Rug, Soufiane Zarib

Galmous Atlas Mountain Rug, Soufiane Zarib


Category 4: Best Transitional Design


Blue Star copy

Blue Star, Art Resources


Negin Turquoise

Negin Turquoise, Hossein Rezvani

NewClassic Reverse Tabriz MidNightBlue 274x365 Persian BS copy

New Classic Reverse, Tabriz, Midnight Blue, RUG STAR by Jürgen Dahlmanns


Category 5: Best Flatweave Design


K=426 X 297 copy

ZANAFi, Bazar du Sud


Vague Harmony copy

Vague Harmony, Lila Valadan



Fluidity, Baneh Kelim, Flatweaves Minimalist, 208 x 305cm copy

Fluidity, Zollanvari International


Category 6: Best Collection


Charcoal (Side View) MAIN copy

Charcoal, Chand LC Collection, Choudhary Exports



alasht copy

Alasht 7172, Alasht Collection, Edelgrund



mooving landscapes_CDA_Urru copy

Mooving Landscapes, Mariantonia Urru


Category 7: Best Interior

NEW category: A high-end customisation project or rug installation demonstrated with high-quality images


Mediterranean_Reception_CDA_Urru copy

Mediterranean Capo Boi, Mariantonia Urru


girasole_CDA_Urru_ copy

Sunflower House, Mariantonia Urru


michael tewes

Residential Apartment from 1880, RUG STAR by Jürgen Dahlmanns


Category 8: Best Communication

NEW category: A successful marketing or branding campaign demonstrated with high-quality images


Amini_Jungle_generale (2) copy

Amini Project, AMINI by ABC Italia

All copy

Inspired (Artisan Originals Launch), Jaipur Rugs



Shifting Perception Advertising Campaign, Edelgrund

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