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Karastan and Landy & Arcari Honor New England's Most Talented Designers

Karastan and Landy & Arcari Honor New England's Most Talented Designers

BOSTON, Ma. September 24, 2014- Karastan and Massachusetts-based retailer Landry & Arcari recently teamed up to sponsor New England Home’s 5 Under 40 Awards. The winners were honored at a celebratory reception on September 11 held at Landry & Arcari’s downtown Boston showroom.

The winners of 5 Under 40 were nominated by their peers and then selected by an all star-panel of regional designers. The designers are forerunners in their fields, turning heads with their design work in the realm of interiors, architecture, landscape, furniture, home design products, and accessories.

Over the course of six months, each of the five winners designed a rug, which was hand-woven on Landry & Arcari’s GoodWeave-certified looms in Nepal. The completed rugs were displayed at a 5 Under 40 Awards ceremony and then actioned off with all proceeds benefiting Barakat, a Cambridge, Massachusetts based charity that works to empower education in women and children in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

"The values of the Karastan brand are brought to life in sponsoring events such as the 5 Under 40 Awards," said Elise Demboski, vice president of creative services, Karastan. "It is rewarding for all involved to recognize these incredibly talented young designers while also raising money for a worthwhile organization like Barakat."

This year’s designer winners can be viewed at Nehomemag.com. Over the course of six months, each of the five winners designed a rug, which was hand-woven on Landry & Arcari’s GoodWeave-certified looms in Nepal. The completed rugs were displayed at a 5 Under 40 Awards ceremony and then actioned off with all proceeds benefiting Barakat, a Cambridge, Massachusetts based charity that works to empower education in women and children in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

About Karastan

Karastan® is part of Mohawk® Industries, a leading supplier of flooring for both residential and commercial applications. Mohawk offers a complete selection of broadloom carpet, hardwood, ceramic tile, laminate, stone, vinyl, rugs and other home products. These products are marketed under the premier brands in the industry, which, in addition to Karastan®, include Mohawk®, Columbia, Dal-Tile®, American Olean®, Quick-Step®, Lees, Bigelow and Durkan. Mohawk’s unique merchandising and marketing assists in creating the consumer’s dream. Mohawk provides a premium level of service with its own trucking fleet and more than 250 local distribution locations.