Last month at Domotex, of eight possible categories in the 2020 Carpet Design Awards, Jaipur Rugs, picked up three – for each category entered. Jaipur Rugs is Jaipur Livings Indian counterpart. The last time a single company swept three categories at the event held annually in Hannover was in 2009. Jaipur Rugs Director Yogesh Chaudhary accepted the awards.
Best Collection Award – Jaipur Wunderkammer by Matteo Cibic
Take an eclectic experiential trip to Rajasthan through exquisite handmade rugs. Jaipur Rugs and Italian designer Matteo Cibic have collaborated on a vibrant collection of handcrafted rugs that are inspired by Cibic’s visit to Jaipur, Rajasthan. Cibic has imbued his creative universe with the peculiar architecture and colours of the city and taken inspiration from ancient paintings and the architectonic sundial to design this collection.The collection is named after Wunderkammer also known as cabinets of curiosities that came into existence in the mid-16th century in Europe. These room-like cabinets were repositories for all types of wondrous and exotic objects.The surreal carpets in this collection give you a peek at a new and contemporary India while helping in promoting a socially inclusive and sustainable business model
Strati by Kavi
This rug is a part of Aakar Collection by Kavi. It shows the hegemony of haphazard events that settle side by side like the reel of a film to form a complete story. This rug is hand-knotted using hand-spun wool that renders colors with a soft, mottled look. Read about Kavi Chaudhrary’s approach to designing on www.rugnewsanddesign.com – Jaipur Rug’s Director of Design Ruminates on the Design Process
Best Modern Design Superior – Jaipur Wunderkammer
Wool and Bamboo Silk Hand Knotted Rug. This rug highlights the mystifying charm of step-wells in India. Step-wells are both gorgeous and mysterious; they have some of the most intricate designs gracing sub-terranean architecture.