Future format with Carpet Concept

Speed dating for interior designers: in search of creative talents


Awards were presented during the innovative recruitment event for interior designers, the INpuls KICK OFF 2017 in Munich, which Carpet Concept supported for the second time.

This year, the INpuls Career Speed Dating once again networked young talents, who presented themselves to an expert jury of interior designers, designers, scenographers, architects, and industry representatives.

From 18 newcomers the jury selected three young talents. The winner, Louise von Stromberg is given the opportunity to participate in the “Forum für aktuelle Architekturthemen 2018” and present herself to industry and media representatives. Benedikt Huber came second and Nina Nöth won third place.

“The response to last year’s kick-off event was very positive,” said Réka Visnyei, owner of INpuls. “This convinced us to further develop this format and organise it again this year. Within a few hours, numerous contacts are established, networks are expanded and even jobs are offered. A new element this year was the possibility to intensify the talks after the event during the get-together. Now we are looking forward to the INpuls KICK OFF 2018”.

The INpuls KICK OFF event was funded by the Bavarian State Ministry of Economics and Media, Energy and Technology as a future-oriented format and took place in the context of the Munich creative Business Week 2017. The sponsors once again included Carpet Concept as well as Vitra store M, Muuto, GRID, and Kvadrat.





3. Place // NINA NÖTH

Picture: Julia Bergmeister

Cologne, March 2017



Carpet Concept confers the coveted interior award in Cologne and says farewell to Professor Klaus Schmidhuber, the longstanding patron.

“The INsider Award has evolved into one of the most renowned prizes in interior design,” reported Thomas Trenkamp at the award ceremony of the 9th INsider Award on 9 March in Cologne.

About 120 interior designers started out to participate in the coveted INsider Award. The prize, whose jurors come from among the participants’ own ranks, has been awarded since 2008. In other words: the award is conferred from colleagues to colleagues.

This year’s winner of the first prize, interior designer Bettina Getto, also thought that the election by her colleagues was something special, a distinction but simultaneously involved a “high level of tension”.

Bettina Getto was honoured for her holistic design and exact analytic skills. “Due to my mechanical engineering studies and the subsequent studies of interior design I create concepts combining emotion and love for detail,” explains Bettina Getto. The other two award winners, Alexander Fehre and Tim Lessmann, were also given prominence. The two interior designers share a good eye for details and the capability to let rooms communicate, mentioned Professor Klaus Schmidhuber in his laudatory speech. They were both awarded second place; accordingly, there was no third prize this year.

There also was a changeover in the patronage of the award, which had been successfully held by Professor Klaus Schmidhuber for more than ten years. “Without our patron, our award would not have its quality,” summarised Carpet Concept CEO, Thomas Trenkamp, the exceptional commitment of the architect in his speech of thanks addressed to Klaus Schmidhuber. The baton and the patronage were passed on to Robert Piotrowski who, based loosely on Kennedy, remarked: “Ich bin auch ein Insider” (I am an insider, too). Moreover, Piotrowski and his office Ecker Architekten came first in the INsider Award 2015.



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Seit seiner Gründung am 6. Oktober 1907 hat sich der Deutsche Werkbund mit zentralen Fragen des Wohnungsbaus auseinandergesetzt. Rund 90 Jahre später beteiligt sich der Werkbund Berlin erneut am städtebaulichen Diskurs.

Am Berliner-Spreebord soll unter der Leitung des Werkbundes in Berlin ein 2,8 Hektar großes Tanklager neu bebaut und so ein ganzes Viertel in Charlottenburg-Nord wieder an die Stadt angebunden werden. Die Erwartungen an die Struktur der Bebauung und Nutzung sind auf Seiten aller Beteiligter hoch. Für das durchaus kontrovers diskutierte Projekt liegen inzwischen die Entwürfe von 33 ausgewählten Architekten vor. Dabei geht es ua. um die Frage, welche Impulse die Leitgedanken des Werkbundes für das heutige Bauen in der Metropole Berlin noch liefern können. Wir haben drei beteiligte Architekten, einschließlich der treibenden Kraft des Projektes, Paul Kahlfeldt, ins MAKK nach Köln eingeladen, um das Vorhaben in Köln vorzustellen und miteinander zu diskutieren.

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February 2017

Let’s go North: Carpet Concept in Stockholm


From 7 - 11 February 2017 it’s time again for a new edition of the Stockholm Furniture Fair (SFF) – and Carpet Concept will participate in this premium event! With a focus on the world first Eco Iqu S, which received the Iconic Award 2017, as well as two products which won the German Design Award 2017 - Eco Iqu, a flat woven carpet, and CAS Rooms, the textile room system - Carpet Concept will present itself at this fine and top-class trade fair.

The Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, which is at the moment probably the most popular design fair amongst connoisseurs, attracts more than 40,000 visitors every year. About 700 manufacturers, 300 of them being international exhibitors, present the latest furniture, textiles, accessories, and luminaires on an exhibition space of approximately 70,000 sq m. About 80 percent of the exhibitors come from Scandinavia. 

Textile architecture concept

For the SFF, Carpet Concept brings the trend towards a new homeliness in the office to the trade fair stage and transforms the booth into a contemporary, elegant lounge: the dark chocolate-coloured textile walls present product collages on the topic of crafts and weaving competence – everything is characterised by the exquisite workmanship that Carpet Concept represents. The floor, on the other hand, features a customised carpet product: specifically for the trade fair appearance, Carpet Concept created an individual sample of Eco Iqu S, the novel product with the characteristically twisted pile, and the Eco Iqu carpet tiles “Mix”.

Modular, versatile, sensual

It is due to a new laser processing technique that all Carpet Concept carpets are now also available in the two tile formats of Mix Organic and Mix Geometric: even complex woven edges can now be welded precisely. The new shapes by Carpet Concept add an atmosphere and character to contract interiors which were previously never attained with carpet tiles, but can now be experienced in the Carpet Concept Lounge at the SFF.


The exquisite Eco Iqu range with its exciting weaving structures and the latest, highly textile Eco Iqu S collection are now available in novel shapes and formats. “This generation of textile tiles provides architects excellent options to approach floor design, room atmosphere and proportions on a new level. Our current presentations want to inspire such processes,” says Carpet Concept CEO, Thomas Trenkamp.

Iconic Award 2017 for Eco Iqu S

Eco Iqu S is a carpet which thoroughly rethinks the topic of surface structure. It was only launched a few months ago on the occasion of Orgatec 2016 and immediately received the Iconic Award 2017. The innovation: a minimal, two-dimensional flat-woven fabric from which loop piles literally grow in the third dimension. The yarn structure consists of matt and shiny threads, while the depth effect is created by the visible woven subsurface. Not plush but a technoid textile adds a new homeliness to the office.



Additional task special prize:

Acclaimed! INsider Award 2016

Carpet Concept promotes young interior design talents with an additional award: the winner of the special prize is allowed to participate in the renowned INsider Award.

Will the future still happen in the cities – or will we live as self-supporters in the countryside? Will people in offices become superfluous and will robots do their work on request? Will companies establish not just child care but also care of the elderly? Will households continue to shrink, while the living space continues to increase? The key issue is: How will we live and work in 2025?

Answers Tare provided by trend researchers as well as future institutes, media and headlines – and by you. Think about the future of work. Your task: don’t solve this topic, don’t answer individual questions – take the liberty to arrive at visionary thoughts, be open towards all sides. Fresh approaches, creative considerations, a new way of thinking.

As a participant you can determine a medium of your choice for the visualisation of your idea: whether illustration, video, design, mood board – the only restriction – it must be in DIN A4 format; except videos, of course.

Set forth on a journey to the year 2025. The winner will get a unique privilege: a trip to the future already in 2017 – participation in the renowned INsider Award, which is initiated by Carpet Concept and will be open to young talents for the first time this year.

Thinking is fun – we are looking forward to your participation.

January 2017


International attention: Carpet Concept presents new carpet at the world’s leading trade fair BAU 2017 in Munich

How are carpets produced which are technologically sophisticated and simultaneously easily compatible with all laying situations? The new Eco Cut carpet by Carpet Concept, which was developed in collaboration with the renowned practice KSP Jürgen Engel Architekten, provides the answer and was one of the product highlights at BAU in Munich, the world’s leading trade fair for architecture, materials and systems.

The latest products by Carpet Concept presented at BAU – the tile mix by Hadi Teherani, the new ECO Iqu S loop-pile carpet – and the enormous variation possibilities of the acoustic system CAS Rooms clearly demonstrated that Carpet Concept has successfully developed from a carpet manufacturer to a system provider. The company’s flagship products quickly became the focus of interest at the trade fair, which set a new record this year – with more than 250,000 visitors and about 2,120 exhibitors from 45 countries. Austria, Switzerland and Italy were at the top of the BAU visitor ranking. The fact that BAU is continually gaining in importance outside Europe is illustrated by the list of countries showing the strongest increases, among them South Korea, the USA and India.

“Internationality, quality and diversity of professional visitors and the strong demand are the reasons why BAU has become an important trade fair for us in 2017,” summarises Carpet Concept CEO, Thomas Trenkamp. “The number of international contacts has again noticeably increased this year.” A highlight in the scope of BAU was once again the Long Night of Architecture. More than 35,000 visitors wanted to experience 70 buildings, architectural highlights of the City of Munich ablaze with light on Friday night.

December 2016

Young talents for the supreme discipline: the INsider Award

In 2017, Carpet Concept once again supports the INpuls KICK OFF events and offers a special prize for young interior design talents.

Finding the right talents in interior design is a tightrope act for both large companies and small offices. Two years ago, Réka Visnyei developed an ingenious solution which is based on the speed dating concept. She brought together jurors from all over Germany as well as about thirty handpicked talents to have the best young professionals for interior design filtered out from them. Carpet Concept supports this successful concept for the second time, which will in 2017 once again bring top-class jurors and talents into contact with each other. Meanwhile, the INpuls KICK OFF is so coveted that Carpet Concept fuels the promotion of young talents with an additional prize in 2017: the winner of the special prize gets the opportunity to participate in the INsider Award. The most renowned interior design award has been initiated by Carpet Concept for ten years. The application deadline for the INpuls KICK OFF is in mid-February. The event takes place in Munich in mid-March.


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December 2016

Acclaimed! INsider Award 2016

The most significant interior design award in the industry has been initiated by Carpet Concept for ten years. Just recently, the jury comprising interior design experts determined the new INsider Award winner for 2016. The first prize goes to Bettina Getto.

Against the backdrop of the Dolomites, the Schlern and Rittnerhorn mountains, ten nominated interior design experts came together to decide on the INsider Award 2016 for the best interior design achievement. In the vote for the INsider 2016, which was accompanied by the patrons, Professor Klaus Schmidhuber and Robert Piotrowski, as well as initiator Carpet Concept, Betina Getto came out as winner of the first prize. The interior designer from Wiesbaden manages the office Bettina Getto – Design und Innenarchitektur and has implemented interiors and stores with a sure touch and high design standards since 1995. 

Alexander Fehre (Studio Alexander Fehre, Stuttgart) and Tim Lessmann (Ippolito Fleitz Group, Stuttgart) share second place. The nominees: Ulrike Behr (Behr Raumkonzepte, Darmstadt), Isabell Ehring (Freie Innenarchitektin, Stuttgart), Sophie Green  (sophie green interior architecture, Munich / Brussels), Lena Heiß (Kinzo Berlin),  Manuela Huss (hell und freundlich architekten I innenarchitekten, Cologne), Christina Sellmeijer (Landau + Kindelbacher Architekten-Innenarchitekten, Munich), Birgit Stiletto (Stiletto Innenarchitektur, Freudenstadt).

Carpet Concept congratulates all nominated participants and winners. The INsider Award is accompanied by AIT as an event partner.*

November 2016

Bau 2017

Carpet Concept: The new generation of carpets, acoustics, spaces

Welcome to Bau 2017 Munich

16-21 January 2017, Hall A6; Stand 121 

November 2016

Bau 2017

Carpet Concept: The new generation of carpets, acoustics, spaces

Welcome to Bau 2017 Munich

16-21 January 2017, Hall A6; Stand 121 

November 2016

Between art and politics

The aedes - exhibition focuses on the political statements and the craftsmanship of these tapestries from the GDR, which depict scenes from political and proletariat life, as well as important sporting events and national heroes.

8 December 2016 - 19 January 2017 

Aedes Architekturforum
Christinenstr. 18-19
10119 Berlin 

Opening Hours: 
Tue-Fri 11am-6.30pm
Sun-Mon 1pm-5pm


Download the exhibition catalog here.