See the Winning Pieces from Harrington's Rug Design Competition

July 20, 2012 Awards & Competitions, General 0 Comments

Harrington design competition

Congratulations to the seven Harrington students whose design were selected as winners in the Oscar Isberian Rug Competition!

This year, Oscar Isberian Rugs once again generously sponsored the rug design competition, in which Harrington students submitted designs to be potentially produced into 4-by-6-foot rugs hand woven from 100% wool pile in Nepal.

Once they are produced, the rugs will be auctioned off at a Harrington event later this year, with all profits beyond the production fee being awarded to the students. Interior design instructor and Program Coordinator Peter Klick coordinated the competition.

The winners, listed below, were selected from among nearly 60 entries. See their designs below.

First Place: Timothy Naus (design shown at top)

Second Place: Dana Peterson

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Third Place: Kelly Greenlee

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Fourth Place: Jessica Matuszak

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Fifth Place: Kinga Leja 

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Sixth Place: James Matthews

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Seventh Place: Karolinka Goldyn 

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On his first place design, Timothy Naus shared, “I was researching images of natural physical connections between humans for another project and came across a picture of people hugging a tree. The gears started turning, and 20 minutes later the carpet was done. The colors I thought were interesting and helped abstract the shapes of the bodies a little bit more.”

Certainly amazing how flashes of inspiration create stunning design!

We can’t wait to see the final designs produced! You can check out the other designs produced by Harrington students here.

About Oscar Isberian Rugs
Oscar Isberian Rugs has been owned and operated by the same family since 1920. Their specialists travel to countries all over the world including India, Pakistan, Turkey, Nepal and Armenia to assemble the finest and most comprehensive selection of Oriental rugs and area rugs. They offer retail locations in the Chicago area in addition to their online store.


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