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EVOLVE ENTRIES CLOSE 27th July 2015 – DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE!

If you are a full time professional architect, interior designer or interior decorator in Australia or New Zealand, EVOLVE AWARDS 2015 offers you the opportunity to design a rug and have your rug design included in the ID COLLECTION 2015/2016, and be in the running to win a share of over $20,000 in prizes- including a trip to Milan. Eight selected rugs, will join Designer Rugs’ ID COLLECTION 2015/2016.



BY Tess Ritchie

July 13th, 2015


For those of you not in the know, EVOLVE is a design competition open to eligible working architects, interior designers or interior decorators. But you’d better get in quick! Entries are closing on Monday 27th July 2015.

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Designer Rugs are proud to announce their third EVOLVE Awards where the eight winning entries will form part of Designer Rugs ID COLLECTION 2015/2016, and will be in the running for a whopping $20,000 in prizes, including a trip to the Salone Del Mobile, Milan 2016.

So, why do you need to get a move on? Because this year’s prize pool is NOT to be missed!

The six successful designers will receive:

  • Design Fee of $1000 (plus GST) cash
  • Their design featured in the Designer Rugs’ ID Collection 2015/2016
  • 5% commission on sale price of rug(s) for one (1) year

One Runner-up will receive:

  • Their 200x300cm or 250cm Diametre rug to the value of up to $3,950 RRP
  • Design Fee of $1000 (plus GST) cash
  • Their design featured in the Designer Rugs’ ID Collection 2015/2016
  • 5% commission on sale price of rug(s) for one (1) year

One over-all winner will receive:

  • Return flights from your nearest capital city to Milan to attend Salone de Mobile 2016
    including 3 nights’ accommodation (4 star)*
  • One (1) admission ticket to attend Salone de Mobile 2016
  • Their 200x300cm or 250cm Diametre rug to the value of up to $3,950 RRP
  • Design Fee of $1000 (plus GST) cash
  • Their design featured in the Designer Rugs’ ID Collection 2015/2016
  • 10% commission on sale price of rug(s) for one (1) year

People’s Choice Award:

Prizes to the value of $1,000 RRP (Designer Rug voucher) will be awarded to both the designer of the design nominated as favourite by the People’s Choice online ballot and one lucky person who voted for that rug.

Each of the Top 25 Finalists will receive a certificate of merit.

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The judging panel will consider submitted designs (received by the closing date) and rate each on the following:

  • Overall concept and originality of design
  • Innovation: judges will assess if submitted designs bring a new concept to finished rugs
  • Commercial viability of the rug design
  • Demonstrated understanding of the handmade rug construction process

Designer Rugs reserve the right to support the Judges’ decisions as final. No communication will be accepted once the Judge’s decision has been made.

Any fedback given in the judging process may be used by Designer Rugs and may be provided to the relevant entrant.

Judging is conducted anonymously, in three phases:

1. Shortlist – 100 designs selected from entries (received by the closing date).
2. Judging of top 25 designs, with the eight (8) finalist designs selected for manufacturing.
3. Private judging on event night to select the overall winner.

– Pretty sweet, huh? And on top of all that, your work will be presented to a constructively judged by some of the design industry’s most iconic heavy hitters:

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  • Eli Tal – Designer Rugs, Chairman
  • Yosi Tal –  Designer Rugs, Director
  • Gavin Harris – Futurespace
  • Louise Olsen- Dinosaur Design,Creative Director Co-Founder
  • Raj Nandan –Indesign Media, CEO / PUBLISHER
  • Matt Sheargold – Interior, Product + Furniture Designer, Sheargold

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This year ALL entries are to be made ONLINE: designerrugsevolve.com.au

For more information on EVOLVE Awards 2015 please contact Designer Rugs 1300 802 561 or email evolve@designerrugs.com.au


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