Gorgeous Vintage Swedish Kilim Runner by Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Vintage Scandinavian Rugs, Circa Date: Mid 20th Century – This smoky mid 20th century vintage Scandinavian rug by textile designer Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg is a classic example of the work produced during the artistic vintage mid century modern movement. Ullberg it is a textile designer who defines contemporary and modern aesthetics. This beautiful runner rug features an earthy gray background punctuated by vibrant reds, oranges, and blue grays.
The regularly spaced bands along the length of the solid gray background work to optically widen a narrow area. The regularly spaced bands provide a sense of rhythm and order in the design, giving the entire flat weave rug a calming feel. The rug artist uses both repetition and variation in the color choices of the bands.
One of the most unique features of the kilim rug is that the weaver designed the solid grays in a way that gives them texture. If you look closely, the technique creates subtle tone on tone bands that allow the light to reflect differently. This adds extra interest to the vintage Swedish rug and gives it a rich, warm texture.
Although the design of this breathtakingly simple vintage Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg Swedish kilim runner appears to be relatively simple in concept, the artist incorporated a great attention to detail to create a piece that is truly unique. The design of the vintage Swedish Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg rug is versatile and would go well with any contemporary, Scandinavian design, or minimalist interior decor and design. It is a vintage mid century modern essential that, without a doubt, will add a sense of coziness and natural beauty to the room. For those looking to add texture a splash of grounding colors to their home, this Swedish Gunilla Lagerhem Ullberg kilim runner will be hard to beat.