Innovative Rug Design: 5 Under 40 Designers

The 5 Under 40 program spotlights young designers in New England, encourages innovative rug design, and supports the education of girls in Pakistan.

Landry & Arcari is proud to be presenting sponsor of New England Home magazine's "5 Under 40" awards. An all-star panel of regional designers selects five of the best young designers in the New England Area.

Each of the five winners then designs a rug to be hand-woven on Landry & Arcari's GoodWeave-certified looms in Nepal. Landry & Arcari has extensive experience weaving custom rugs in Nepal for its customers.

On September 15, there will be an awards dinner to honor the winners and to display the completed rugs. At the awards dinner there will be an auction of the rugs. The proceeds will go to the Barakat, Inc., to fund scholarships for girls in Pakistan. Last year's auction raised over $9,000 for this cause.

The winners of the 2011 contest will be announced at a special reception on April 14, 2011, and will be profiled in the September/October issue on New England Home.

For more information about the event, see

See below for the rugs designed by last year's winners. We will show the rugs from this year's winners in a later blog.

Rug design by Hansy Better Barazza Rug design by Hansy Better Barazza, Studio Luz Architects

Rug design by Stephanie Horowitz Rug design by Stephanie Horowitz, ZeroEnergy Design

Rug Design by Meichi Peng Rug design by Meichi Peng, Meichi Peng Design Studio

Rug Design by Patrick Planeta Rug design by Patrick Planeta, Planeta Basque Boston

Rug Design by Quentin Kelley Rug design by Quentin Kelley, Infusion Furniture

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