Rugvista Design Competition!
We are totally overwhelmed with the 5 500 designs, from over 80 countries! A celebration to art and creativity. All designers have our depest respect for the time put in to the contributions. Thank you! After the jury, the peoples voice have finally landed on the 12 winners presented below.
Rugvista's Design Competition Team
North Sea Microplastics Dace Sietina Netherlands
Since 2010 I am a practicing artist in the Netherlands. I am an illustrator, painter and tutor at the Academy in Amsterdam. At this moment I am very engaged with topics as: Climate change, Refugees and Sustainability. This design shows harvested plastics with GPS coordinates as follows: 55° 27' 59.0364''N 6° 21' 17.7804'' E.
Pop retro Marie Jakobsson Sweden
Self-taught multi-artist from Vindeln, a small community in northern Sweden. I have mostly devoted myself to watercolor painting and have previously exhibited locally and, among other things, painted paintings for Hjältarnas Hus in Umeå. With inspiration from the 70's comes this poppy color click. Soft and lovely pattern with spring colors.
Μy house is the Universe Eleftheria Kapsali Greece
Born in Athens, Architect and Artist, ruled by my dualities. Self-taught Artist, I have experimented in almost all kinds of art; I have participated in several exhibitions in Greece and abroad. The artwork highlights the Individual sustainability, as a necessity about making and sustaining a change in your life that you can be inspired about.
WALLS01 Aga Renes Poland
I studied product design at Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and used to work for almost 3 years at Studio Ganszyniec where I was responsible for product and furniture design. Now I work as a freelancer, based in Warsaw. The design is a tribute to the postmodern architecture of Ricardo Bofill, with intense, strong, contrasting patches of color.
Under The Carpet Nora Koverman Germany
I am 28 years old and studied graphic design and illustration at Münster School of Design in germany. I like cheerful and colorful designs that brighten your mood and your day. Someone is quickly sweeping some leftover confetti under the carpet. The party is over, but the next one is sure to come.
Faces Dana Duricekova Slovakia
I am a graphic and product designer from Slovakia. I like to work with patterns and experiment with colors and forms. My artwork is inspired by nature, everyday life, and art. Design is inspired by women dressed in a mix of cold and warm colors.
Greenery Rebecka Hansson Sweden
I am a furniture design student from Sweden who loves to work in different materials and create magical interior design objects that make every home stand out. This design is a flirtation with the happy 20s which is clearly visible in the pattern and the color green is a symbol of a healthy planet.
out of Dulce Nunes Portugal
I'm an interior designer and I like to customize pieces for projects, they are unique and differentiating touches. I like to take the rigidity out of geometric shapes, make them more fluid. They give a feeling of harmony and naturalness. I like solid, contrasting colors in rugs.
People of constructivism Julia Kononenko Ukraine
I am a young designer, graduated from Academy of Design with a degree in Industrial Design. I love to draw and create alone when near my cat and good music playing in the headphones, we create together something incredible. An unusual rug in the style of constructivism is an avant-garde trend in fine art from the 19th century.
Lifelines Pernille Trøst Jaeger Denmark
I graduated as an industrial designer specialized in fashion in 2008 and has worked with design ever since - both professionally and privately, designing graphics, fashion, board games, ceramics, paintings etc. Life rarely works in squares. Inspired by the spiral - symbolizing the rhythm of life, continuity, and motion.
SHEEP Francine LeClercq USA
Born in France, Francine LeClercq is an artist and a designer. Her work draws from a range of media with projects varying in type, medium, scale and context. Her diversified portfolio includes projects in architecture, design, painting, and installations. You say wool? I say sheep ... Natural soft colors.
Beside the 11 top winners based on votes, the Jury selected their favorite design.
"The design is well executed in an artistic and captivating way. The way of working with different colors, blocks and lines creates an interesting approach and gives the design a fascinating look."
Movement 4 Josefina Tengvall Sweden
I have a master’s in fine arts in textile design from the Swedish school of Textiles in Sweden. I am also a painter. I explore expressions through abstract expressionism using intuition. Working with a wide range of material and techniques. I have composed a pattern based on geometrical shapes and movement in color.
Selected winners from 2019
HOW WE SELECTED THE FINALISTS 2022
This year we received over 5 500 fantastic submissions. To say the least, it has been a daunting task to select the 28 finalists. The jury based their selection on design skills, uniqueness and aesthetics.
Co-Founder / CEO, Rumrum AB
Nicklas Jansson has a background in advertising and marketing and together with Magnus Andersson he opened the furniture store Rumrum in 1997. The interest and inquiries within interior design and concepts developed into their own furniture production, which was noticed and sold both in the Nordics and internationally. With a growing number of clients, Rumrum became a pure design agency with a focus on interior design concepts and is a total supplier of furniture and lighting. Rumrum is today one of the largest interior design agencies in Skåne with increasing assignments in Copenhagen and Stockholm.
Lisa Hilland creates contemporary design with a poetic twist, combining modern high-tech production techniques with quality craftsmanship. Her current clients includes Konsthantverk, IKEA, Gärsnäs, Gemla, Design House Stockholm and Svenskt Tenn. “As a designer, natural materials are close to her heart, and Lisa is using them in a careful, sustainable way, creating long lasting design”.
Rugvista Purchase & Creative Director
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.
CEO at Edblad & Co AB
Eva works as CEO of Edblad & Co AB, a company that offers Swedish-designed jewelry with high quality at an affordable price level. She has many years of experience in leading and developing consumer trading companies in digitalization, branding and international success with internationally strong brands such as Gant, Filippa K and L’Oréal.
Beatrice Perlman Ewert
Rugvista Sustainability manager
Beatrice has many years of experience working with sustainability in the textile industry and is currently working with the integration of sustainability into the business of one of the world's largest online carpet stores. With a background from purchasing & design at international fashion companies, she has a large passion for finding commercially attractive products that take into account both its environmental and social impact.
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