Modern Flat Weave Rug, Origin: Central Asia – Neutrals are making headlines this year, and this piece is perfect for adding an ultra-modern, contemporary look to the space. This abstract piece has several design elements that demonstrate the talent of the artist and the ability to create a piece that is artistic yet has a functional feel.
The artist of this modern flat weave rug balances a range of neutral grays from pearl to charcoal and brown. Lighter grays add rhythm and cadence to the design, creating a consistent pattern repeat that gives it a balanced and composed feel. However, this is broken by darker and medium-toned lines that create ever-changing interest.
On one end of the kilim, it appears as if the artist began to establish a pattern by using a medium, dark, then light color. However, the medium tones and browns slowly begin to invade the darkest color until the darker colors, medium grays, and browns are interwoven to the point where the two lines are indistinguishable. As you move up the rug, the colors become darker again, but never completely resolve into clear lines as they are at one end of the piece.
This rug is about creating soft transitions using neutral colors. The artist shifts between areas where darker colors dominate and areas where lighter ones dominate. The lighter grays create a steady constant throughout the piece. This gives an overall balanced and composed look to the piece.
The artist masterfully combined linear forms with free-flowing elements to create a piece that has an ultra-modern feel, and yet an abstract expressionist element, too. This would be the perfect rug for a room that features neutrals.
This piece adds a contrast in pattern and color that is a bit on the bold and dramatic side. It could easily tie other neutrals in the room together to create a cohesive feel and a well-curated look. The artist used intense stripes and softened them with gentle organic shifts in a highly artistic piece.