Beautiful Vintage French Art Deco Area Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: French Rugs, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – This is a beautiful and unique mid century modern area rug that has a distinctively Art Deco flavor. This vintage French rug pays homage to art deco designs of several decades earlier. France is considered the home of the Art Deco movement with the 1925 exhibition marking the beginning of this period in art history.
The overall layout and design of the vintage rug are distinctively mid century modern. The artist infused art deco elements such as the Greek key pattern and black and white vertical element in the center. The shape in the middle of the rug with the black outline also adds an art deco element to the design. The artist gave these elements a bold placement that makes them stand out. The overall design itself shows the blocky, streamlined characteristics of mid century modern style trends.
The colors of the rug have an earthy quality in the browns, rust, and cream palette. The artist also infused contrast with bold black shapes against a cream background. It is a piece that has an expressionist quality and is an abstraction of the patterns and shapes of an earlier era. This rug is a statement piece that will be the focal point of any room.
In the mid-20th century, these vintage rugs played an important role in room design as the furniture styles used minimal legs that exposed much more of the floor space. Interior designers made use of this space by turning it into a piece of artwork using unique rugs, such as this one. This furniture style has once again become popular in our modern interiors, and this rug would make the perfect complement for these styles.
You could easily use this rug in a color-blocked room using neutrals. You could also use it to add shape and pattern to a room of other earth tones. This area rug would make a bold statement in front of a black leather couch with a few throw pillows that pick up the rust and browns. This is a gorgeous rug for your modern or vintage retro inspired interior design room.