Thursday, February 5, 2009
Well, the votes are in and the people have spoken! Creative Matters is tops in design according to the Domotex visitors who voted at floorforum this year. As I mentioned before, floorforum is an area in Hall 3 (where our stand lived) "devoted to trends in the modern carpets and textile floor coverings industry." This year the area was divided into 3 categories - design, structure and colour - and Creative Matters displayed 3 of our best, Rory-Platinum, Polarize-Ice and Pepe-Gold, in the category of design. Pretty great, right? This is a photo of the floorforum area- it was quite impressive. You'll notice Ana in the bottom right, striking a pose.
So now for the best part - we won! That's right - Best Liked by Visitors in the Category of Design! We're thrilled and totally flattered to have been chosen, on an international stage, as best design, by the people in the trade who buy our rugs. Just as a refresher, I give you Rory Platinum, our winning rug:
Additionally, Creative Matters was honoured to have, once again, been short-listed for a Carpet Design Award for Best Modern Design. The judges included some of the most recognizable names in the industry, including Matthew Bourne of Christopher Farr Contemporary Rugs and internationally exhibited textile designer Kate Blee. These awards are organized by the great people at Modern Carpet and Textiles/Hali Magazines whose magazine we love! Check it out.
Needless to say, the Creative Matters team left Germany on quite a high. We did a little survey find out just which carpets received the most attention. And the survey says! - Scratch Ice. For your viewing enjoyment-
Now it's back to the drawing board for us - the wheels are turning and I think you should be very excited (and intrigued) as to what we come up with next. I'll keep you posted.
Stay warm - spring's just around the corner, I promise.