Vintage Scandinavian Ege Art Line Area Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavia, Circa Date: Vintage – During the mid-20th century, interior design and art took a turn. Designs were developed that immersed the occupant of the space in an experience. Rooms were not only to be a feast for the eyes, but they were meant to evoke a feeling. In 1938, Mads Eg Damgaard began developing flooring that would capture the feeling the interior designer was trying to create. The artistic vintage Ege carpets were the result.
Ege carpets were known for their graphic, simple designs that helped to define Danish Modern Design and Scandinavian designs of the time. These styles, with their minimalist tendencies, have been receiving quite a bit of attention recently. This rug from Scandinavia is an authentic vintage Ege Art Line rug that would make an excellent addition to your contemporary or ultra-modern space.
The design and simple palette chosen for this rug gives it an edgy, ultra-modern feel. The design is asymmetrical, which allows you to create interest using the lines and color-blocking of the rug to define the area. This rug would be the perfect piece for adding color to a black and white room.
Color-blocking was a popular technique in Mid-century Modern design. Large sections of a solid color helped to create line and draw the eye to the features of the room that you wanted to highlight. During this time, rugs moved from being an afterthought to taking center stage. Furniture styles featured minimalist legs with open spaces underneath. This provided new real estate for interior designers to use when creating an experience in the space.
Now, many of these styles are once again gracing our interiors, both as retro-inspired pieces and as vintage originals. This vintage rug is a perfect piece for adding authenticity to a retro design or for creating a design that is contemporary with a touch of color. This Scandinavian rug is beautiful and is the perfect piece for an inspired interior space in the home or office.