Kitzbühel & Alpine region | Issue 09 | Spring 2019
Harald Geba’s Carpet Gallery links Asian carpetweaving arts with the designs and architecture of the modern era. For that reason, it was only logical for Harald Geba to create a carpet design competition under the title of “Architecture of Surfaces.” In collaboration with the architecture magazine “100 Houses” ten of the most renowned design and architecture bureaus were invited to take part.
The prize winners were determined through the expert services of director Michael Kienzer (artist), Ralf Herms (Rosebud Agentur) and Gustav Peichl (architect) along with Harald Geba (sponsor). A first prize, second prize and a “100 Houses Special Prize” were awarded. All contributions were realized and showcased in a traveling exhibition.
1st Prize: The “Favourite Corner”
The corner carpet by kadawittfeld (Aachen/Berlin) won the acclaim of the jury through its humour and its innovativeness – as well as the amazing concept of turning a carpet into a three-dimensional sculpture.
2nd Prize: Carpet Wall instead of Wall Carpet
In the judgment of the jury, Feichtingerarchitectes (Paris/Vienna) supplied the most “architectural” of all competition entries. Their dynamic thinking along the lines of spatial constructions, buoyed by the help of flexible modules, was evaluated in highly positive ways.
Also 2nd Prize: Refreshing Colours and Shapes
The carpet design “Transitions” by Labvert (Vienna) won kudos of enthusiasm through the highly aesthetic graphic implementation of the competition motto. By means of refreshing colours and forms plus unique, highly diverse shapes, which nevertheless can be perceived as a series.
Geba: Carpets for all five senses
The high-quality Nepalese carpets at Carpet Gallery Geba are considered highlights in the international branch, highly esteemed worldwide by architects, interior designers and CBOs. For those special, unusual desires, Geba Teppiche also can have carpets woven custom-made to fulfil the individual needs of clients. Private clients from Munich to Sylt, from Austria to Mexico, treasure the stylistically certain and highly individual counsel, including visits to the clients’ homes to analyse the situation on-site. That way, a perfect carpet in the perfect spot is predestined to unfold its magic and its charms.