The international competition for outstanding carpet design—presented in partnership with COVER and HALI magazines—honours the best in contemporary handmade carpets. The 2023 Awards return to an in-person format at DOMOTEX Hannover, 12-15 January 2023.
As with every year the Awards will celebrate original design, innovation and craftsmanship but for its eighteenth year, the CDA will also focus on sustainability. For 2023 a Sustainability Award will be added to the list of categories as a nod to the growing importance of and demand for sustainable design and ethical rug production. The new award call for rugs that are produced with a low carbon footprint or/and that incorporate ethical practices. The eight award categories for 2023 are as follows:
- Best Studio Artist design
- Best Modern Design Superior
- Best Modern Design Deluxe
- Best Transitional Design
- Best Flatweave design
- Best Collection
- Best Interior
- Sustainability Award
The judging of the Carpet Design Awards has two stages. The first stage takes place in early November and involves the creation of a shortlist of three entries per category. These carpets are given pride of place in the dedicated presentation area of Hall 3 throughout the fair. The Carpet Design Awards winners will be chosen on 11 January 2023 and announced to the public on 13 January 2023 during a special awards ceremony in Hall 3.
Jamie Metrick, Managing Director of Elte, returns as head of the CDA jury, joined by returning members Carin Terins, Design and Purchasing Manager of RugVista, and Sacha Walckhoff, Creative Director of Christian Lacroix Maison. For 2023 they will be joined by Nani Marquina, founder of the nanimarquina brand and trend expert Holly Becker of decor8.
To enter the Carpet Design Awards please click here. The final deadline for entries is 4 November 2022.