Beautiful Vintage Scandinavian Runner Rug by Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavia Rug, Circa Date: Mid- Twentieth Century – This vintage Scandinavian runner rug was designed by Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg and was woven in the middle of the twentieth century.
The design of this vintage Scandinavian rug perfectly captures the bold simplicity of Scandinavian style designs and features simple patterns and bold colors arranged in an elegant and sophisticated way. The color palette of this vintage mid century rug is limited which creates areas of standout color over a gray colored ground. Alongside the bold stripes of color, there are horizontal areas that contain delicate vertical stripes. These contrast extremely well with the larger areas of color present in the rest of the vintage Scandinavian runner rug and create an interesting back and forth play between horizontal color blocks and these delicate light stripes.
The horizontal nature of the decorative zones create a visually stunning play between the shape of the vibrant nature and the long, thin shape of the rug itself. This remarkable vintage Scandinavian runner rug lends itself beautifully to the simplicity of mid century Scandinavian design aesthetic. The stunning contrast between the neutral tones and the bold colors in this impressive runner rug, demonstrates the exquisite skill required to make simple designs appear so beautiful and elegant. This is the nature of Scandinavian designs and it is certainly present in Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg’s design, which epitomizes the elegance of this style of design.