This French Art Deco Rug is this week’s Wednesday Wishlist.
Every Wednesday, The Nazmiyal Collection features one spectacular example of a hand-made antique or vintage rug from its vast catalog. We select each piece based on its aesthetic beauty, conceptual merit, and history.
Vintage French Art Deco Rug — This week’s Wednesday Wishlist carpet is a beautiful vintage French Art Deco rug. This piece, which is composed in cheerful oranges, pinks, and yellows, is a lovely rug to brighten up your home during this last grey stretch of winter! It features a wonderful geometric border and inner floral motif that would pair well with many modern interior designs.
This early 20th century rug, made in the year 1920, is a wonderful example of Art Deco design. Art Deco is a visual style developed during the early years of the 20th century that was very popular from the 1920’s-1940’s. It is characterized by strong lines, geometric motifs and simplified organic shapes. The style evolved from the Art Nouveau style, which was en vogue during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. While Art Nouveau placed an emphasis on swirling, fluid lines and natural elements, Art Deco was very influenced by the emerging technology and industrialization of the post-World War I landscape, and therefore idealized the straighter architectural lines, strong shapes, and symmetry that characterize industrially produced items.
The style was pervasive, and touched almost every aesthetic element of society. Architecture was particularly influenced by the style, and Art Deco skyscrapers like the Chrystler building in New York and cultural institutions such as the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris France began springing up in major metropolises across the globe.
To adorn the interiors of these buildings, many designers created furniture and decorative pieces to suit the Art Deco taste. This lovely french rug is one such piece, and wonderfully characterizes the ideals of the Art Deco aesthetic. This rug is a timeless example of the enduring quality of Art Deco design.