DOMOTEX HANNOVER 2009, 17 to 20 January

06.09.2008: DOMOTEX HANNOVER 2009, 17 to 20 January

Carpet Design Awards 2009: The competition for innovative design, quality and creativity in handmade carpets

* Deadline for applications: 5 November 2008

* Total prize money: 10,000 euros

Deutsche Messe is inviting exhibitors to submit entries to the competition for the 2009 Carpet Design Awards (CDA). The carpets entered will be judged in 10 categories in the handcrafted carpet segment on the basis of their exceptional quality and originality.

Total prize money of 10,000 euros is at stake. The competition is open solely to companies exhibiting at Domotex HANNOVER 2009. Entries must be submitted between 3 September and 5 November 2008. The winners will be selected by a top-ranking jury and announced at the Carpet Design Awards during DOMOTEX HANNOVER 2009. The terms and conditions of participation, including application forms, can be found at www.domotex.de/cda.

With the steady growth in the number of entries received over the past few years and the keen interest among trade visitors, the Carpet Design Awards have increasingly proven a valuable addition to the DOMOTEX repertoire. At DOMOTEX HANNOVER 2008, for example, a total of 148 carpets from 15 countries were submitted. The jury of professionals rate the entries in terms of design, quality of the material, craftsmanship and originality.

The three best entries in each category will be exhibited in Hall 15 at DOMOTEX HANNOVER 2009. Thus all finalists enjoy the opportunity of presenting their products in a dynamic, professional setting. The first places in each category will be announced during a special ceremony on Sunday, 18 January 2009 at DOMOTEX 2009.

Each winner receives 1,000 euros and a trophy. During the preliminary judging and the final round of the competition, the judges are unaware of the identity of the competing companies and thus do not know who has created a particular carpet. The visiting public is also given the opportunity to select their favourite among the 30 finalists. A special "Visitors' Prize" is then awarded for the carpet chosen by popular acclaim.

Judges

Kate Blee, United Kingdom, British textile artist who exhibits worldwide and has worked with some distinguished architects.

Matthew Bourne, United Kingdom, Jury chair, Co-owner of Christopher Farr Contemporary Rugs and Carpets, London and co-author of the book "Contemporary Rugs"

Ben Evans, United Kingdom, Moderator, Publisher of HALI and MC&T

Zeynep Fadýllýoglu, Turkey, Winner of diverse international awards, Zeynep Fadýllýoglu enjoys international renown as an interior designer and art historian.

Andreas Lübbe, Germany, Chief buyer for carpets and lighting with Möbel Rieger GmbH & Co. KG. Responsible for buying, product presentation, advertising and general operation of all six of the company's branches.

Paul Ramsey, USA, Co-founder of Shaver-Ramsey, Denver, Colorado, and owner of Krimsa San Francisco. An acknowledged expert on Oriental carpets and woven textiles.

David Sorgato, Italy, Founder of the Michail Gallery in Milan which specializes in a broad spectrum of carpets and textiles, especially from the 19th century.

The categories:

01 Best modern design < EUR 100/sqm

02 Best modern design EUR 100/sqm to EUR 250/sqm

03 Best modern design > EUR 250/sqm

04 Best traditional nomadic/rustic design < EURO 150/sqm

05 Best traditional nomadic/rustic design > EURO 150/sqm

06 Best traditional urban/manufactured design

07 Best old/antique carpets

08 Best collection: Modern

09 Best collection: Traditional

10 Best Innovation

Special category: DOMOTEX Visitors' Prize

 

- Onuora Ogbukagu-

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