Vibrant Vintage Scandinavian “Gulspattan” Kilim Rug By Barbro Nilsson For Marta Maas, Country Of Origin: Scandinavia, Circa Date: Vintage – This classic Mid-century modern rug was created by Barbro Nilsson for Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom rug company. Nilsson is considered one of the most influential textile artists of the 20th century, and this vintage rug is an iconic work of the artist. Her talent allowed her to land a position as the creative director at the Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom atelier. This vintage Barbro Nilsson Gulspattan kilim rug uses a similar design as other pieces created by her in the early 1940’s. This was one of her more popular designs and was produced to order in many different color combinations.
Browns in any shade are finding their way into contemporary design schemes for their ability to bring an earthy quality to the room. This rug from Scandinavia uses a range of orangey browns and then adds to the earthy feel with undulating curves that are reminiscent of waves. This gorgeous Barbro Nilsson Gulspattan rug is perfect for a room where you want to bring elements of nature to the indoor space.
This Mid-century modern design takes advantage of the shapes and colors found in nature. During this time, designers used these rugs to create a contrast to the minimalist furniture styles with hard edges and sharp lines. Scandinavian rugs were used to add form and texture to the room design. Today, designers use these Swedish rugs in vintage or retro spaces in a similar way in which these rugs were used in Mid-century modern décor.
This vintage kilim rug would add authenticity to your collection of vintage pieces or retro-inspired ones. The minimalist design of the piece makes an excellent addition in a contemporary space not only a specifically Scandi interior home decor style. In a transitional space, this rug will serve as a neutral rug that can bridge stylistically different pieces for a unified design. It is a versatile piece and the beginning of an inspired interior design for your home or office.