Magnificent Large Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Scandinavia, Circa Date: Mid – 20th Century – The bold colors of this vintage Scandinavian rug reflect back to the early roots of the movement in the mid 20th century that called for rooms to be bright and vibrant. Swedish style is dominated by functional Scandinavian design furnishings, clean lines and a neutral palette, but many times brighter elements were included to overcome the cold, short winter days of the Nordic winter. Modern and mid century modern designers often try to mimic the bold geometric shapes, such as those found in this piece.
This mesmerizing large size rug is can easily fill a large space with warm hies of red and yellow. The color palette of this magnificent vintage mid century modern rug focuses on the warm side of the color spectrum, lightening the tone with a few flecks of light ivory to separate the circles.
The design concept of this awe inspiring flat woven rug is based on six lines consisting of round circles, resembling a brightly colored string of pearls that is reminiscent of the antique Ikat textiles. The execution of the circles and the designs within them have a hand-drawn quality, but their arrangement gives the kilim rug a more formal sense of order.
Circles of the same design are arranged so that they create diagonal lines and an extra point of interest, much in the same way the lines of the border come together to form a whole geometric pattern, even though they are disconnected. This large size vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim rug has vertical and horizontal symmetry, but the focal point of the symmetry lies in the background of the carpet, rather than using a design element as the central focal point of the Scandinavian rug. Even though the Swedish rug has symmetry, it is executed in such a way that this does not appear to be the case, instead focusing on the vertical lines that are created by the rows of circles.
This mid century modern vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim rug appeals to the modern Scandinavian ideology of form and function. It is an excellent piece of mid century textile art that will add a bright and cheerful element to any room.