The verdict is in! Warp & Weft has announced the winners of the Contemporary Creations: A Rug Design Competition for upper division Textile/Surface Design Program students at the Fashion Institute of Technology. The winning designs were selected from a group of 24 entries.
The results are so impressive and inspiring and a reminder of the creativity that’s brewing outside the commercial world. All the rugs in the Warp & Weft Modern Collection are made from the purest Himalayan wool and Indian mulberry silk. The wool and silk are unbleached to keep the materials as close to their original state as possible and to develop color vibrancy and depth throughout the surface.
According to Michael Mandapati, president and creative director of Warp & Weft, “To say these students are talented is an understatement. The competition was very tough and our jury had an incredibly difficult time making their choices. The results are so impressive, in fact, that even though we had originally committed to producing one top design and showing it at ICFF 2012, we will now be producing the two top designs.”