Residential treble for Ulster at Wool Carpet & Rug Awards
Ulster Carpets and its Roger Oates subsidiary was the main winner of the 2018 Wool Carpet & Rug Awards last night.
The event, held in Harrogate for the first time after two years in London, saw the group win three residential awards alongside one contract award.
Ulster’s Mineral Alchemy took home the residential woven award, alongside the residential flatweave award for Roger Oates’ Abigail Ahern Collection (pictured) and the Country Homes & Interiors Award for best use of texture and pattern for the modern country home for Roger Oates’ Shetland Dart.
Ulster also won the contract woven carpet design installation of the year for the Grand Central Hotel, Belfast.
Alternative Flooring scooped two trophies: the Homes & Gardens award for design innovation for Barefoot Quartz Citrine, Smoky and Rock wool carpets and the Homes & Antiques rug design of the year for Octagon, Squares & Diamonds.
Gaskell Wool Rich’s Rusticana Original Hard Maple won the residential tufted award
Deidre Dyson won the award for innovation in a wool carpet or rug for Skyscape.
Brintons won the designer collaboration of the year for the Timorous Beasties Craigend collection.
The hand-knotted rug award went to The Rug Company for Deltille.
Brockway Carpets’ Rare Breeds Elite won the British Wool Carpet award.
Crucial Trading’s mini consultation display won the residential creative marketing initiative award.
Martin Curtis, Wool Carpet Focus Group chairman received load applause from the guests at the event when he was inducted in to the Hall of Fame. He replied that unusually, he was lost for words.