Charming Vintage Finish Pirkko Hammarberg Textile Kilim, Country of Origin: Scandinavia, Circa date: Mid 20th Century – Nordic art is defined by its minimalist approach, clean lines, and natural color schemes. This Finnish piece was created by fiber artist Pirkko Hammarberg in 1932 and is titled, “Suojasäällä.” This translates directly into English as, “in sheltered weather.” When you explore this theme in relation to the artist’s design, the depth of the emotions behind it comes out.
“Sheltered weather” refers to a time when you must stay inside because of the weather, such as is the case with winter in Scandinavia. The word “suojasää” means “thaw.” The colors and pattern of this rug resemble patches of snow, water, and mud. The subtle geometric lines give the piece a feeling of direction and contour, much as melting water flows during the spring. The melting snow often comes after a time of isolation and self-reflection. It also brings the promise and hope of new growth.
Nordic artwork was popular around the world in the Mid-20th century. It explored the intersection between the natural world and the built world. This is a concept that has once again entered our interior design vocabulary and is one of the reasons why Nordic design is becoming increasingly popular in contemporary style trends.
This beautiful piece uses geometric shapes and the sharp lines that we find in the manmade world contrasting with the gentle earthy colors and feeling of flow that you find outdoors as the snow begins to melt. It is a piece that uses contrast but in a way that gives it an overall feeling of harmony in theme and color palette.
Nordic artwork pairs well with the popular minimalist designs of today. This rug will add gentle color and form to a room of neutrals. It makes an excellent foundation for a Mid-century Modern or retro-inspired space. The crisp lines and abstract design will make an ultra-modern room feel cozy and inviting. This rug is an essential for lovers of Scandinavian and Nordic design styles, and it will inspire a room that is the perfect space for relaxation.