Vintage Scandinavian Rug by Textile Artist Ingrid Dessau, Country Of Origin: Sweden, Circa: Mid 20th Century – This expressive flat-woven vintage rug from Sweden by the iconic Ingrid Dessau represents the daring side of mid-century design. The abstract composition is built around tantalizing op-art motifs, shocking colors and bold geometric shapes that are juxtaposed expertly in a fantastic patchwork-style pattern. Squares, rectangles and striped compartments play off the opposing colors and highlight the artisanal flat-weave textures, which are sleek, understated and thoroughly modern. Charcoal browns, inky blacks and shocking carotene oranges are paired with dusky browns, sandy mid-tones and undulating stripes that temper the intensely colored geometric design on this Scandinavian rug. Large-scale color blocks, small postage-stamp compartments and elongated rectangles are executed in varied neutral tones and high-chroma hues. These bold elements are skillfully arranged in a diverse allover pattern that captures the innately modern style of abstract designs that rely on random patterns and permutations.