Modern Flat Weave Rug, Origin: Central Asia – The neutral grays and fascinating treatment of classic stripes on this modern flat weave rug give it an urban feel that is artistic and fresh. The artist used classic stripes to give it a bit of dramatic flair. The designer used the principle of contrast to create interest and complexity in the design yet create a piece that is neutral, and that will give the room a look that is bold and modern.
Geometrics are finding their way into contemporary design in many new ways than in the past. The designers of individual pieces are applying this principle, as are room designers, to create a look that is refreshed and modern. The artist used a range of neutrals from light pearls to graphite, which allows it to add pattern and texture to a neutral color palette without adding color. This is the perfect rug for a minimalist space that needs a piece to break up the room but does so in a way that is soothing and modern.
The artist contrasted the colors of the kilim using alternating darks and lights. The contrasting elements of the rug extend to the use of thick and thinner lines. The designer created some lines in the piece that are sharper and more precisely drawn and some where the colors flow into each other and seem to have an organic feel.
The artist created a feeling of the unexpected by the use of contrast, but they kept the balance through repetition of areas of smaller lines on the end of the rug and through keeping the broader lines roughly the same width across the entirety of the piece.
The designer of this modern rug combined several basic principles of line and form to create a piece that has an ultra-modern look. It would be the perfect neutral piece for a Scandinavian modern, Industrial, or for a space made of steel and glass. It is a versatile piece with a feeling that is a bit on the artistic side.