Square Vintage Swedish Karin Jonsson Rug 47666
This delightful vintage Scandinavian carpet, with its intriguing tones of blue and orange and checkerboard composition, represents a popular mid-century aesthetic.
Vintage Swedish Rug by Karin Jonsson, Origin: Sweden, Circa: Mid-20th Century – Here is a comely vintage rug – a vintage Swedish piece, designed and woven by the perennially popular rug-makers of mid-twentieth century Sweden. Prized for their modern aesthetic inclinations, Swedish rugs such as this piece are characterized by a proclivity toward abstract design which also respect traditional elements of Scandinavian design.
In this particular example, which is attributed to Swedish designer Karin Jonsson, a delightfully abstract composition consisting primarily of a series of blue and orange squares and rectangles plays out in a square format. And though the composition is generally consistent with a traditional checkerboard design, there is a clear demarcation between the border and the field, a delineation achieved by a careful arrangement of color, with darker blue squares surrounding the generally softer squares within. The field is also distinct for its incorporation of opposite color tones, as here the designer has incorporated orange and green tones. A charming area rug with all of the hallmarks of mid-century modernism, this vintage Swedish rug is an excellent example of an especially popular style.
This is one fascinating square rug that is all about paying homage to the square. The shape and size of the rug is square, the field itself is a lighter square shape and the rug itself is filled with square shapes. This play on colors and shading to create the squares and / or to highlight them, is that special artistic touch that only a truly skilled textile designer and artist could create.
The area rugs from Sweden are some of the most iconic of all the mid century modern rugs. These magnificent Scandinavian rugs, mostly woven as kilim rugs, have been surging in popularity over the last decade. For people who are looking to buy area rugs for their home that are different and artistic, this square shape vintage Swedish Karin Jonsson rug would be hard to beat.