Vintage Double Sided Kilim, Sweden, Mid 20th Century — This striking and dramatic vintage mid-20th century Scandinavian modern rug looks as if it was made for a contemporary space. Abstract designs were a popular component of retro styles. They complement the clean lines and simple geometric forms of the style. This rug would look perfectly at home among Ray Eames furniture or perhaps among a few paintings on the wall by Piet Mondrian.
This piece has a graphic quality that has recently made to come back, and that has become an important part of modern design styles. Black is back, and black and white are once again making headlines among designers and decorators across the globe. However, designers are now adding pieces that add an interesting pattern and texture to the all black and white palette.
Even though this piece was made almost 70 years ago, it looks as if it would fit modern design styles as easily as it did in those that were popular when it was created. In an all black and white or neutral space, this piece would add a bit of drama and a bold character to the room.
The artist masterfully created the illusion of depth through the use of light and dark contrast. Gradually, the field of the carpet moves from dark to light, giving the illusion of depth. It creates the optical version of distance, which will also make the entire room look more spacious and expansive.
This vintage rug could easily be paired with all black and white furniture to enhance the dramatic effect, or it could be used with more colorful pieces in a color-blocked room. This piece inspires the imagination and fits beautifully into either a retro-inspired design or an ultra-modern style. It also has a minimal design that is perfect for styles such as Industrial, or perhaps it would fit perfectly in your open plan studio.