Best Studio Artist Design: Simone Post. These circular carpets by Simone Post are made from pure cotton, material left over in the Dutch textile factory Vlisco. Their shape refers to the enormous rolls of cloth in factory halls. Every recycled piece is visually unique, with a one-off design.
Best Modern Design Superior: Sterling Rugs). Knotted in India by a master carpet-maker, Super Moon shows the moon in all its splendour. The rug is made from the finest silk and shimmering New Zealand wool with varying knot density and utilises environmentally friendly production methods, which is intended as a sign of peace.
Best Modern Design Deluxe: Wool and Silk . A colourful landscape with subtle shading: in Summit, hand-spun wool and silk are treated in a special dyeing process so that several different shades are generated from one colour. The carpet has received the Step label for fair trade and sustainabile
Best Classical Modern Collection: Edelgrund . An impressive, minimalist collection named after the village of Alasht in northern Iran. The high-quality kilims are woven in the traditional way by inhabitants of the village from hand-spun wool that has previously been dyed using locally produced vegetable dyes.
Scandinavian Flatweave 2
Best Flatweave Design: R & K . This flatweave represents a fresh and appealing mix. Threads of wool and other materials of varying thickness are processed in changing techniques. This leads to an interesting texture that matches the design line in Scandinavian style.
Best Classical Modern Design: Hossein Rezvani . Strong reds and browns, as well as large medallions, are typical features of Persian carpets from the city of Shiraz. This remarkable example brings classical design to a contemporary audience without losing sight of its cultural roots by applying a ‘worn’ look to a traditional pattern.
The Winter Series
Best Modern Collection: Tissage . The cool yet harmonious colour palette of the four seasons inspired this series. The abstract motifs of the carpets with their soft rendering of lines are reminiscent of trees and branches that sway gently in a calm winter landscape.
Unstring by Kavi
Best Modern Collection: Jaipur Rugs . Threads, knots and human interaction with the materials are the focus of the collection. Traditional methods of Persian hand-knotting enliven the contemporary design and emphasise the fascinating colour combinations of the carpets
Best Classical Design: Ayka Design . Vase Green combines modern colouration with traditional means of manufacture, and reflects the secret of timeless design. The artistic details of the complex pattern possess a three-dimensional texture and are partly overlapping.