Extremely Decorative and Soft Neutral Vintage Room Size Swedish Kilim Rug, Country Of Origin: Sweden, Circa Date: Mid-20th Century – Here is a beautiful and refreshingly minimalist vintage carpet – a mid-twentieth century Swedish rug, woven at a time when some of the finest Scandinavian rugs ever conceived were designed and manufactured. Generally speaking, mid-twentieth century kilim rugs that were woven in Scandinavia are characterized by a decidedly modern aesthetic, with inclinations toward minimalism and deconstruction. This particular example beautifully communicates the mid-century tendency toward austere and minimalist design, and all that comes along with it. Compositionally, this rug is just about as honest and as straightforward as a rug can be: the entire piece consists of a series of subtly contrasting horizontal lines of brown. These run throughout the carpet, uninterrupted by any further detail work whatsoever. An exciting exercise in minimalism, this vintage Scandinavian carpet is a powerful example of the enduring appeal of this aesthetic approach, as well as its inherent versatility and overall strength of concept.
The Swedish area rugs and mid century modern carpets in general have been the benefactors of the recent resurgence in mid-century modern interiors. The area rugs from Sweden are known for incorporating modernist motifs and designs which naturally go perfectly in any modern decor or setting. As the demand increases for the art deco and vintage rugs – people can expect the prices of the vintage area rugs from Scandinavia to escalate over the next few years.
If you are currently shopping an looking to buy area rugs that are very easy to work with and around, then neutral rugs like this one would make excellent options. This vintage Swedish kilim in particular, with its soft colors and minimalist design, is extremely versatile. Rugs like this are especially easy to place in rooms and position among existing furniture layouts, which is why they becoming increasingly more rare and harder to find.