CarpetVista Design Competition
THE 2018 WINNERS
DOVETAIL FRANCESCA VEDOVATO United Kingdom
I'm a 23 years old graphic designer with a curious and dreaming mind. I'm from Italy but I'm currently based in London, where I work for a small studio. I'm fascinated by art, colors, shapes, and handmade projects. I believe in the power of details and in the clever exercise. A good design to me, is born by these values.
NETI ROLAND TARBAY Hungary
Im a freelance graphic designer/visual performance artist from Budapest. Most of my work is based on expressionism and expressing feelings through experimenting and reverse engineering the tools that i use in the process.
I SKOGEN EMMA MATILDA BENGTSSON Sweden
I am a textile and graphic designer, educated at Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. I work mainly with pattern for textile surfaces through knitting, screenprinting and weaving and bringing life into a surface is what drives me the most.
Loretta De Lorenzi Italy
I am a "young" fifty-years-old artist: mainly a painter and mosaicist, but not only. I live and work in Venice. I am interested in every possible expression of art, from calligraphy to illustrations for children, from origami to prints on fabric. I also create clothes, hats, bags, knitting and embroidery. I find inspiration in the naturale and in the animal worlds which allow me to enjoy using different colors, materials and supports.
SUNSET CLOUDS TSUNEYASU ISHIKAWA Japan
Currently, I am creative director of advertisement production. My advertisement production policy is that people who saw the advertisement can dream of the life that uses the product and use the product to imagine the scene(wonderful sunset). The production policy of this "Carpet design" is also the same.
CITY PEAR Love Helander Norway
I am a 25 year old artist based in Oslo, where I just finished my bachelor's degree in free art. As a painter I find inspiration in textiles and patterns, shapes and colour contrasts. Scale and size are two important factors in my work as I want the meeting with painting to be both a visual and bodily experience. Therefore, this competition has been an exciting challenge for me since I have been able to work with my themes but from a completely different angle. Here painting can become textile and the body can interact with the work in a new way, since you can experience it by standing in the middle of it and making it a part of your home.
SCANDIC LINES I OLGA FEDZIN Poland
Olga Fedzin, Lodz, Poland. Graduate of Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz and Cracow School of Art. Working in architects office as an interior designer.
Watercoulour Part 2 Claudia Hetzel-Zink Germany
Landscape architect in south Germany with art ambitions
URBAN STRIPES JENS BUIS Netherlands
I am a 20 year old student from the Netherlands, where I am now in my last year of the Media Design study. My dream is to become a great artist someday. For me, This competition is an interesting challenge because I have never done anything like this before.
URBAN LAKE MONICA MARTINEZ SANCHEZ Spain
A photographer turned surface designer, Nika Martinez fell in love with the vibrancy and color she could put into pattern work. With inspiration ranging from woven textiles and tribal motifs to art deco and even illustration, Nika is constantly striving to bring joy and happiness to her viewers as well as learn new techniques and further her artistic talent.
This year we received over 13000 fantastic submissions. To say the least, it has been a daunting task to select the 32 finalists. The jury based their selection on design skills, uniqueness and aesthetics.
Robert, Office of Possibilities co-founder, combines creative professions to develop projects for customers like IKEA, Volvo, Gunnebo and Elektron. Robert is also a jury member for Svensk Forms Design Award Design S.
Sofie epitomizes creativity as an entrepreneur, lecturer and decorator. Room by Sofie specializes in bespoke solutions for some of Sweden's largest estate agents as well as designs for private clients and office projects.
Carin is in charge of both creative and purchase decisions for one of the world's largest online carpet stores. She has years of experience driving conceptual creative designs into sales for several commercial companies.
Beside the 10 top winners based on votes, the Jury selected their favorite design. ”With a three-dimensional background, new and unexpected coloring, a classic pattern is taken to a new level that breathes both contemporary and future. A new classic with a contemporary twist".
TILDA IRINA BARTELS Germany
I studied fashion in Hamburg, live in Frankfurt am Main and work internationally as a costume designer for opera and theater. My father is an enthusiastic carpet fan and assembler and a couple of years ago he gave me my first carpet. Since then i’m fascinated by the options of effects carpets can offer in a room. This Design could be a drapery of fabric. The alienation in terms of colour gives a classy touch to the leopard pattern and is as well exciting and lively.
Over the years CarpetVista have had the privilege of viewing over 20.000 beautiful designs, from more than 90 countries.
For some of our designers, joining the competition has changed their careers. For others, it has challenged the way they look at carpets. Above all, it has hopefully filled their hearts with joy.
We wish to congratulate not only the winners, but also say thank you to everyone who participated in the competition by sending in your beautiful designs and voted for your favorite submission. The 10 lucky winners of the voters-carpet will be contacted via e-mail, and mentioned in our Social Media channels. We hope to see you all 2019!