Designer Rugs presents: Evolve Awards 2010

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15 May 2016

EVOLVE: A design competition open to interior design professionals

Designer Rugs are proud to announce the inaugural EVOLVE AWARDS – the six winning rugs will form part of Designer Rugs ID COLLECTION 2010 / 2011, with winners sharing more than $20,000 in prizes – including a Trip to Milan’s Salone de Mobile 2011!

To be eligible entrants must be an Australian or New Zealand architect, interior designer or interior design industry professional – including those working full time as an interior stylist, product designer, or textile designer or working in the interior design sector, such as colour consultants.

EVOLVE will continue as an annual fixture on the design calendar. The selected six rugs, each limited to an edition of 30, will join Designer Rugs ID COLLECTION, on sale from October 2010.

Designer Rugs is acknowledged as the company for handmade, custom-made rugs and carpets. Working closely with Australia’s top designers, architects and artists for over 23 years, as well as collaborating with leading creatives including Akira Isogawa, Dinosaur Designs, Catherine Martin and indigenous artist Minnie Pwerle. Designer Rugs remains at the forefront of floor surface design.

From August 2010; designs by the Top 25 finalists can be viewed online, Open to the public, the PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD can be voted at One lucky person who votes for the design that receives the most on-line nominations will, along with the designer of the most nominated rug – receive prizes to the value of $1,000.

EVOLVE WORKSHOPS – All you need to know about custom rug design!

Hand-made contemporary rug and carpet design entails much more than transposing a two-dimensional graphic onto the designated carpet surface! Exploring the design and construction process of custom rug and carpet construction, the EVOLVE Workshops will be held in most capital cities, aimed to equip design professionals with technical knowledge and provide advanced specification details to facilitate the design process.

Workshops will be web streamed via the Designer Rugs website for those unable to attend. Refer to key dates for more information on workshops at

Confirmed workshops: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Auckland To be confirmed workshops: Adelaide and Perth

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