Beautiful Vintage Scandinavian Rag Rug by Eva Lisa Nordin, Country of Origin: Scandinavia, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – Eva-Lisa Nordin is a designer who helped to define Swedish Modern design. This gorgeous, earthy vintage rug is signed by the artist and shows the typical style for which she became famous. The vintage rag rug uses earthy colors that are perfect for a neutral room or for creating an organic feel in the space. It is an authentic mid modern century rug but it looks as if it was created for contemporary style trends.
Nordin wrote a book in Swedish on making and using rag rugs around the home. The book is titled, “Trasmattor,” which translates to “rag rugs” in English. Much of her work is made from rags or natural wool. She worked in Rya rug type weaving technique, pile, and kilim. Not much information is available about the life of the artist, but she is a contemporary of the Swedish artist Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom.
Swedish rug design (and design in general) in the mid-20th century was defined by an attempt to reflect the outdoors and the feeling of peace that being in the outdoors brings. This Scandinavian rug has a calming feel with gently shifting browns and neutrals. It would be the perfect rug for adding pattern and texture to a room of solid, neutral colors. Its earth-inspired theme is perfect for a nature-inspired Boho chic or Eco-Chic space. Its folk art rug design is the perfect touch for an organic Japanese Wabi-Sabi space, too.
This Swedish rug is a midcentury classic that would be an excellent addition to a vintage collection, but it is also an excellent addition to modern design styles. This artist woven rug a collectible piece from a well-known artist whose works are found in many museums around the world. Owning a piece from Eva-Lisa Nordin is to own a piece of interior design history. This piece is in perfect condition, making it an excellent addition to your collection, authentic mid century modern furniture, or retro-inspired space.