Originating from different regions of the world, Carpets have been a part of world heritage for long. The earliest known carpet dates back to 2nd or 3rd millennium BC. Hand-made Carpets were and still are one of the plushest ways to decorate your abode even after the advent of many modern flooring materials and products. And why just flooring? Now you can use your rug and carpet to decorate your walls and ceilings too. In the digital era, when the world is converted into a global village, the art of carpeting is travelling to faraway lands, with the designers mingling with the existing history to weave entirely new and never-before-seen designs. The 12th Carpet Design Awards, considered as one of the most precious felicitations for world carpeting industry was held at DOMOTEX 2017. 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. Surfaces Reporter presents you an exclusive glimpse of the winning entries and the Jury’s verdict about them. Hope you will enjoy. Please write to us with your reviews at PRESS@SURFACES.IN
by Sterling Rugs
BEST MODERN DESIGN
The jury’s verdict - The vision of its design, simple colouring and its fine technique. The way it could be used in both modern and traditional setting and will stand the test of time.
“Unstring by Kavi”
by Jaipur Rugs
BEST MODERN COLLECTION
The jury’s verdict- Contemporary colour combination with a well conceived design. Suitable for simply any interior.
BEST TRANSITIONAL COLLECTION
The jury’s verdict- Praised for its scale, texture and timeless colour combinations. Classic and modern at the same time.
by Simone Post
BEST STUDIO ARTIST DESIGN
Jury’s Verdict- Deep colours and innovative approach to texture. A clear story and a fresh perspective on recycling in rugs.
by Wool and Silk Rugs
BEST MODERN DESIGN DELUXE
The jury’s verdict- Its evocative design and subtle colouring.
by Ayka Design
BEST TRADITIONAL 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.
by Hossein Rezvani
The jury’s verdict- Fine weave, rich materials and delicate colour. For its vision and dynamic colours.
“Scandinavian Flatweave 2”
by Rug & Kilim
BEST FLATWEAVE DESIGN
The jury’s verdict- A lot of design, thought and texture. Highlights both material and technique beautifully.
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