Amazing Geometric Vintage French Art Deco Runner Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: French Rugs, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – This gorgeous French Art Deco style hallway runner rug from the mid-20th century is the perfect piece for contemporary geometric designs. The pattern is bold, but the colors are subdued and earthy. This vintage French Art Decor design rug features a complex design that has a motion in the vertical and horizontal direction, making it perfect for a wider hallway, entranceway, or along a wall as part of a vignette. You could also use it to connect to areas of the home to create a visual pathway from one space to another.
Paris France is considered the center of Art Deco design, with its famed 1925 art exhibition marking the official kick-off of the movement. The elements of Art Deco had been around for several years, but this exhibition brought them together and gave the movement definition. The style was characterized by simple geometric shapes that are solid and lack shading or other ornamentation. It is all about contrast in shape, color, scale, and pattern. Vintage rugs from France are highly sought after by collectors because they are considered to define the style.
The Art Deco movement transformed the world of art in a way that continues to influence it today. During the middle part of the 20th century when this vintage French area rug was created, you could still find many of the angular, simple designs in mid century modern furniture styles. Simple, minimalist, and retro furniture styles have made a comeback over the past decade. Including a vintage piece with modern streamlined furniture adds interest and gives the room a grounded feel.
You can easily see the influence of Art Deco pieces, such as this one, in the bold chevron patterns that have become more popular in the last several decades. Geometrics are here to stay, and modern designers are using them in even bolder ways than before. This vintage geometric chevron design runner rug would be perfect for a mixed-geometric pattern room. It has a simple, primitive feel that allows you to mix and match patterns but in a way that is more subdued because of the earthy color palette.
This is a gorgeous piece that will fit into contemporary decor with streamlined furniture and mid century modern or vintage accents. It would pair beautifully with deep, natural woods, or as part of a layered rug interior design look. The earthy rug colors make it perfect for including natural baskets, driftwood, or even a few mixed metallic throughout the space. This is a unique piece that adds almost endless possibilities for creating a space that reflects your unique design style and personality.