Beautiful Edouard Benedictus French Art Deco Rug 49214 Country of Origin / Rug Type: French Art Deco, Circa Date: 1930’s – True to the elegant style of many beautiful French Art Deco rugs, this one uses abstract shapes and vibrant colors to create exquisite points of contrast. Seeming at odds from many traditional classic rug designs, this one features the most activity at the edges surrounding the center of the French rug, while the center itself is simply represented by a deep blue shape. This color is prevalent throughout the masterpiece, acting as the backdrop for the surrounding floral motifs as they dance against the nightscape. Black twigs act as anchors for the petals, creating an almost web-like network of forms.
Edouard Benedictus was an artist, graphic designer, chemist, and composer, who lived in Paris France during the early part of the 20th century. This gorgeous piece in brilliant colors reflects the simplicity of the Art Deco style and its characteristic use of bold color. It is an Art Deco piece that also has a distinctively modern flair that is perfect for a contemporary room design.
Benedictus created major works that were defining icons of the Art Deco Movement. His pieces were part of the 1925 Exposition des Arts Decoratifs that defined the style. This piece is from the 1930s near the end of his life. It represents a mature piece of work that shows clear Art Deco stylistic elements. He was a critic of the Art Nouveau Era, and this element of his work clearly shows in this piece.
This colorful piece has a whimsical character that adds delightful energy to the space. The rug colors are bold, and it makes the perfect way to add color to a maximalist room design. It also inspires ideas for including color from the design elements to serve as accents throughout the space. In a color-blocked space, the range of saturated hues in this piece is inspiring for an energetic room design.
The rug has a retro feel with space in the center for a long table or coffee table. Its design has a modern flavor for those with an eclectic taste. In an all-white space, this rug would be the only pop of color you need to create a striking design. Perhaps a few pieces of artwork or throw pillows in the colors of the rug would be the right touch to distribute color throughout the space.
This is a fun piece that has character and charm. It would be perfect for a game room, colorful dining space, nursery, or as a kids room rug. In a historical home, it will help you capture an authentic Art Deco feel. Edouard Benedictus was one of the most influential artists of his time, and this piece makes an excellent addition to a collection or to add vivid color to your space.