Given these are the most hotly anticipated awards in the rug game, organised by the best magazine in the industry, Cover, you can imagine our tension in the run-up. Presented at the Domotex flooring exhibition in Germany, we waited with everything crossed and when they called out our name we were blown away. We’ve been shortlisted before, but never made the final cut, this time though it was different, and the joy was too hard to hide.
Giovanni took the CDA for Best Studio Artist Design with the judges saying that it was ‘fresh and true – an art rug that ticks every box’. This award has been won by the all the greats of the rug world - Jan Kath, Rug Star, CC Tapis – and now us. We’ve the silverware (well, it’s a glass trophy but we’re not complaining) to class ourselves in the same sphere as some of our heroes.