Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug by Ann Marie Hoke Sodra Kalma Lans Hemslojd 49131
Strong lines divided the space within the Scandinavian rug, resulting in an exquisite display of color and style that breaks away from the elegant simplicity otherwise associated with Swedish kilims. In this rug, several earthy and neutral dark tones are arranged around the vertical borders of the piece, leading the viewer’s attention to the large blue box at the very center of the vintage rug. Here, the space is further divided by the presence of the yellow lines that run diagonally across the rug, cutting through all other elements and points of contact.
Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug by Ann Marie Hoke Sodra Kalma Lans Hemslojd 49131, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavian Rugs, Circa Date: 1950’s – This striking display of color, line and geometric form makes this mid 20th century Scandinavian rug the perfect piece to add interest to any contemporary home decor scheme. Vintage mid century modern rugs, such as this spectacular kilim, were used in modern room designs alongside works by artists such as Paul Klee and Piet Mondrian. This fascinating flat woven rug adds both color and texture to create a rug that is based on the concept of breaking up harsh lines in the architecture and interior design.
Designed by Gavleborgs Lans Hemslojd this captivating vintage Swedish kilim rug uses the idea of dividing the field into smaller and smaller sections to create a compartmentalized design that uses a different color in each section. This always gives the eye different places to roam and new textures to explore. The rug artist used color to create a sense of depth and texture. The darker greys and neutral tones used smaller lines, making them appear to be behind the blue rectangular elements. The brighter yellows and reds appear to float across the top of the other two layers. This is a masterful technique used to make a flat surface appear to be three-dimensional.
For the most part, the design of this jaw dropping vintage Lans Hemslojd Swedish kilim rug relies on straight lines, but in a few occasions jagged lines are used, which enhances the appearance of texture and adds visual appeal. The textile designer used crosshatching of colors to create additional layers that add movement. It is almost as if one is looking into a beveled mirror, or perhaps a reflection pool where the light continually dances across the surface, slightly altering the highlight and shadow.
This truly masterful design is an exceptional piece that uses mid-20th-century design concepts in a way that creates a spectacular piece that will be treasured and handed down through many generations. It would make an excellent addition to any home or office in Scandinavian design, modern, minimalist, or other contemporary design schemes.