Tomorrow's Contract Floors- Above left: Ian Motteram, National Sales Manager at Brintons, with the award; Above right: Paul Simmons and Alistair McAuley of Timorous Beasties and Jodie Hatton, Creative Designer at Brintons, with some of the designs from the Craigend collection

Carpet manufacturer Brintons has been awarded Designer Collaboration of the Year at the 2018 Wool Carpet & Rug Awards for its Craigend collection with Timorous Beasties.

The award honours the creative partnership between designers and manufacturers, with the judging panel commending the Craigend collection as “a beautiful product that plays to the strength of both collaborators.” Judge Melanie Sherwood, Editor of Homes & Antiques magazine, commented: “I adore the richness of colour in these designs – real impactful, wow-factor creations.”

The Craigend collection was launched in May this year and consists of nine designs that are inspired by textures and surfaces found naturally underfoot, all reimagined in the Brintons’ signature 80/20 blend of 80% wool and 20% nylon.

In designing Craigend, Timorous Beasties called upon their fascination with the often-brutal beauty of the natural world, as well as taking aesthetic inspiration from different crafting materials including paint, ink and fabric.

Sponsored by The Campaign for Wool, in association with British Wool, the Wool Carpet & Rug Awards celebrate excellence in wool carpet and rug manufacture. Now in its third year, the event helps to promote the many benefits of wool flooring to a wide and varied audience.

The awards attracted more than one hundred entries across its 12 categories, with the ceremony held at the Harrogate Flooring Show. Brintons was also a finalist in the Commercial Woven Carpet of the Year category, for its renovation of the Victoria Palace Theatre in London.

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