Vintage Swedish Rya Rug by Verner Panton, Origin: Sweden, Circa: Mid-20th Century – Here is a beautiful vintage rug – a Scandinavian piece, resplendent in the height of mid-century modern fashion, boasting an impeccable design by the great Verner Panton. Panton, one of the most successful, celebrated, and influential designers of the mid-century modern movement, which flourished in Europe and the United States during the middle years of the twentieth century, is celebrated throughout the design world to this very day, and is noted for his unique approach to deconstruction and minimalism. This particular Swedish carpet is quintessentially Verner Panton, showcasing many of the qualities most frequently associated with his distinct aesthetic preferences. Often, Verner Panton’s designs are referred to as being whimsical and playful, while also maintaining a certain confidence and strength. This piece is no exception, featuring a starkly deconstructed layout, consisting of a spacious unadorned border area, and a small square field, the format of which contrasts intriguingly with the longer format of the rug itself. Within this field are a favorite of Panton’s – concentric squares of contrasting tones. Reds gradually darken into purples here, pulling the audience along for the ride. A beautifully composed vintage Scandinavian carpet by a true master of 20th century design, this handsome rug is a true delight.