Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim, Country of Origin: Sweden, Circa Date: Mid-Century– This idyllic mid-century Scandinavian rug captures the colors and style of this chic, fashion-forward era. Ivory, lichen green, persimmon and warm wood-tones fit the archetypal mid-century color palette and increasingly vibrant tastes in interior decorations. The open, sparsely decorated composition focuses on graphic borders dotted with rectilinear gentian flowers that complement the fiery orange field. These strong, intensely colored spaces are accented with a wonderful assortment of variegated stripes that incorporate a multitude of colors and give the flat-weave surface a rough ribbed appearance. Tufts of celadon pile highlight the perimeter of the dominant borders, further exploring the interplay of color and texture. This phenomenal vintage flat-weave rug / rollaken embodies Scandinavian folk art traditions and the stylistic influences of talented domestic weavers who had extreme technical skills and the best training.
Swedish rugs are icons of the lifestyle of the mid-20th century. The designs of Swedish and Scandinavian rugs are often simple and minimalist, making them perfect for a contemporary room design. The Swedish vintage rugs often have simple, geometric designs, and they are often in brilliant colors that add vibrancy to the room design. This gorgeous mid century modern area rug features brilliant red against an earthy background.
This primitive kilim rug would be perfect for adding color to a minimalist or ultra-modern design. In a room of neutrals, it would add a pop of color and inspire warm, colorful accessories. This area rug from Scandinavia would make a striking addition to a colorful kitchen or dining area. It is a rug that will brighten any room of the home, from the bedroom to a conversation area. In a sunroom or all-seasons room, this rug will add a touch of vibrancy.
Swedish rugs were popular during the mid-20th and were an iconic element of interior design. Mid Century Modern design featured furniture with minimalist legs and plenty of space underneath. Designers took advantage of this newfound real estate and filled it with patterns and color. Rugs became the center of the room design instead of an afterthought.
Rethinking the placement of rugs in rooms as the focal point of the design rather than as the background encouraged designers to create artistic pieces that were meant to be seen. This rug is a beautiful piece that would make an excellent addition to a contemporary or retro-inspired room design. If your taste happens to include a collection of vintage Mid Century Modern furniture, this rug would add a touch of authenticity to the design. This is a beautiful piece and inspired design for any room of the home.