March 2014

PAPILIO a winner in the Red Dot Award 2014: Canvas is awarded for high design quality !

Kuurne, Belgium. Papilio convinced the 40-member expert panel for the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2014 with the high design quality of its Canvas. In the current competition, the international experts discussed and evaluated 4,815 entries from 53 countries. But only designs which won over the jury with quality and innovative strength won an award. The recycled rug by Papilio was successful and received the coveted Red Dot quality seal as its deserved reward.

On 7 July 2014, the highlight of the internationally renowned product competition will be celebrated in Essen, Germany: the presentation of the acclaimed Red Dot during the traditional Red Dot Gala and subsequent Designers’ Night. On that evening, roughly 1,200 guests from around the world gather in Essen in order to experience the awards ceremony. In the course of the party in the Red Dot Design Museum Essen, the winners’ exhibition will also be opened, presenting the award-winning product CANVAS to a wide audience for four weeks before it enters the museum’s permanent exhibition.

About ‘Canvas’ from Papilio

Rugs made of Recycled Army Tents. Every piece is unique, every scratch is an untold story. This CANVAS rug, part of the Memorial collection, was created by Papilio to remember and honor our loved ones who lost their lives during the worldwide wars. This specific rug is made of Recycled Army tents with a cross stitch technique in leather. This Recycled collection has been launched at the Domotex Fair in January 2014 and had an amazing positive response worldwide.


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Cyclo wins again ! This time ’ The public Henry Van de Velde Award 2011’

March 2011

Major design price for Papilio with their rug 'Cyclo': the red dot award - product design 2011

Kuurne, Belgium. Cyclo from Papilio clearly convinced the judges: in the red dot design award, one of the most renowned international product competitions, Cyclo has now been awarded the "red dot" seal of quality for high design quality by the jury with its panel of highly respected experts.

'As always, our jury cast a very careful eye over the products submitted.
Design quality has asserted itself clearly in the judging process, with genuine and new creative solutions also being rewarded. Both of these criteria are not just yardsticks for good design, but also for the potential for success on the market.
This potential is increased several times over by the targeted use of our renowned design award",
says Professor Dr. Peter Zec, the initiator of the red dot design award.
This year, designers and companies from 60 countries entered 4,433 products in the red dot award: product design.'

More than 1,000 guests from the world of design, industry, high society and me

You can experience Cyclo first hand: together with the other price-winning products,
Cyclo will be on display from 5 July to 1 August 2011 in the exhibition "Design on stage – winners red dot award: product design 2011" in the red dot design museum at the world heritage site of the Zeche Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen.

You can get more information on the website at

About 'Cyclo' from Papilio

The humble inner tube has been given a second life following it's enduring service in the world's most popular transportation mode, the bicycle.
Men and women collect from their local repair shops the worn tubes which would otherwise end up in land fill or slum neighbourhoods.
These tubes are slit and crafted into a woven structure. No chemicals nor finishing products are used in the manufacturing process resulting in a truly honest and eco-responsible recycled product.
Silent witnesses being the tube size markings still visible from the previous owner, left there to tell it's lifetime story.
The sturdy rug is also suitable for outdoor use.