Modern Flat Weave Rug, Origin: Central Asia – Neutrals and grays are making big waves in the world of interior design. Whether the design is minimalist, Swedish modern, or contemporary, neutrals are adding their calm and peaceful color to the room. This piece uses neutrals in a way that is fresh and charismatic. It has the feeling of a modernist abstract painting for your floor.
This modern flat weave carpet is more like a piece of art than a piece of furniture. Although, in today’s world, functionality and form intersect to create spaces that range from deep and dramatic to soft and refined. This rug is versatile enough to be used to create a range of moods within the space.
The palette ranges from light drizzle to charcoal, with a range of neutral grays in between. The artist divided the space into three different spaces, with a majority taken up by the lighter gray color. This emphasizes the lighter color allowing the deeper tones to create accent and interest. Rather than using the expected color transition from light to medium to dark, the artist placed the darker charcoal in the center, creating a sharp line against the lightest color. This adds an element of surprise to the design of the modern rug.
The artist used a sharp line between the lightest and darkest color but allowed the shift from dark to medium smoke colors to follow a more natural and gentle transition. Within each of the three main color areas, the artist allowed variations in the colors that add texture and depth to the design. This allows the wool fibers to catch the light differently throughout the day. This adds a dynamic element to the design that allows it to play with its environment.
The artist used elements that are typically found in painting and sculpture to create this beautiful piece. The asymmetric design creates several possibilities in room design. It could be used to lead the eye to a feature element of the room or to add a bit of interest in a neutral palette. In a dramatic black and white room, the kilim would soften the look while still adding its own charisma to the space. This is a beautifully designed contemporary work of art.