Sophisticated African Retro Rug Type / Country of Origin: India, Circa Date: Modern / New – This retro-inspired piece brings a mid century feel to the space that is also modern and trendy. Just as designers of the mid-20th century looked to primitive cultures for inspiration, modern designers are also looking to vintage pieces for inspiration. This African Retro carpet looks like the perfect mid century piece, but it has more primitive roots.
The pattern used on this carpet is inspired by the Kuba cloth patterns woven by the women of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The patterns are traditional motifs handed down through the centuries. They are geometric but still have an organic and natural feel. Designers of the mid-20th century tried to imitate these designs, but the originals were the most desirable. These traditional African designs became an iconic part of mid century design styles.
Contemporary designers still love these geometric yet organic designs. In a mid century-inspired retro design, this carpet would be the perfect complement. It is made with wool and natural viscose, which can often mimic traditional fibers, such as silk. The neutral colors of the carpet make it the perfect addition for creating a calming and serene feel in the room.
The modern carpet evokes a retro feel, but it also has a natural, organic quality, too. It could easily serve as the foundation for a Boho chic or Scandinavian modern design among materials that are inspired by nature. One of the more recent color trends is to use rich, textured browns and rusts with neutral grays and whites. This would be the perfect addition for creating this update and trendsetting look.
This is a beautiful piece for a vintage-inspired home or office space. It has a geometric design that is softened by rounded curves and a design that seems to develop on its own. It pays honor to the past, but also has a trendy, modern feel. It is a gorgeous piece that is versatile and will transform a number of modern design styles.