V Home Awards: art and decoration beyond beauty

We have had the honour of receiving the Carpet of the Year award.

In their fifth edition, the Home Awards highlighted how the design drinks more and more of the artistic expression, blurring the fine line that separates both disciplines

The search for harmony is as important a principle in the arts as in design. In fact, many contemporary designers face their work as the painter to the canvas, and society increasingly gives artistic value to the forms of expression of the interior or industrial designer, for example. With the intention of demonstrating how the boundaries between the two disciplines have been blurred in the 21st century, the Internal Awards, which held its fifth edition at the Westin Palace Hotel in Madrid yesterday, have awarded personalities and brands that combine the craftsmanship, artistic creation, design and architecture in an innovative way and with attention to the environment, a fundamental concern of all the awardees.

Judit Masco acted as the presenter of the exclusive gala, in which she explored the ways in which art and design relate. The dinner was attended by a large number of designers, communicators and "socialites", such as Easter Ortega, Pepe Leal, Erico Navazo, Adriana Nicolau, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Quique Sarasola, Raquel Sánchez Silva, Roberto Brasero, Olga Brisa and Fiona Ferrer, as well as the president of Grupo Planeta and Atresmedia, José Creuheras, and the president of Prisma Publications, Laura Falco Lara.

The jury, composed, among others, by personalities from the scope of the design, such as the decorator Pascua Ortega and the architects Juli Capella and Benedetta Tagliabue, awarded the capacity of the twelve winners to transform a space and to equip it not only of beauty, but of personality and sensibility.

Regarding the prizes reserved for companies in the sector, the jury chose to highlight the work of centennial and global companies such as Villeroy & Boch, which won the Best Showroom of the year, but also of craft initiatives like Kaymanta, an Argentine manufacturer of handcrafted carpets founded by Claudio Cid, who collected the award last night. "In this age of technological revolution, we appreciate the pieces that break moulds and make life easier for us," Masco said in awarding the Technology Innovation Award to Jordi Garcia, a leader in healthcare manufacturing. Italian appliances specialist Smeg; Discesur ceramics and Signify lighting were also awarded. "All space is built on the possibilities offered by the light," said the presenter, granting recognition to Jordi Manrique, director of communication for Signify. All award-winning companies have in common their passion for sustainability and the environment.

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