The finalists for the 14th Carpet Design Awards have been chosen, and will be on show at Domotex 2019, where winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Hall 9 on January 12. Organized by Cover and Hali magazines in partnership with Domotex, the awards celebrate creativity and craftsmanship, with a focus on original design. From hundreds of entries, three finalists are chosen in each of eight categories: Best Studio Artist Design, Best Modern Design Superior, Best Modern Design Deluxe, Best Transitional Design, Best Flatweave Design, Best Collection, Best Interior and Best Communication campaign.
The 2019 jury is led by Michael Mandapati, founder and president of Warp & Weft. Jury members include Milan-based artist and designer Nuala Goodman, Dutch designer Roos Soetekouw, London interiors blogger and designer Martyn White, and Stefan Amstad, who is responsible for purchasing carpets for furniture maker Möbel Pfister AG.
The shortlisted rugs will be on display in a dedicated showcase for the duration of the fair in Hall 9.