Mid-Century Modern Rugs

Mid-Century Modern Rugs

Exploring Authentic Mid-Century Modern Rugs

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Mid-century modern style is once again gracing the pages of home decor magazines and lifestyle websites. Mid-century modern rugs and home furnishings are finding their way into contemporary styles from retro interiors to minimalist. The term “mid-century modern” seems to get thrown around a lot, and there is no denying that it is making a comeback. Authentic, Mid-century vintage rugs are an important component for achieving the authentic look and feel of this style.

Lets delve a bit deeper into the fascinating world of mid-century modern rugs
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What is a Mid-Century Modern Rug?

A rug would be considered to be mid-century modern if it was produced during the mid 20th century.

What is the Mid-Century Modern Era Style?

The mid-century modern era was an artistic movement that dominated interior design and architecture from around 1940 until the late 1960’s. Still, some define the period to continue as late as the latter half of the 1970’s. Although the official span of the mid-century modern era is over 25 years, today, people commonly use the term to refer to the styles and design approaches of the 1950’s and 1960’s. These styles include Eames, Danish modern, space-age, and atomic ranch.

What are the Roots of Mid-Century Rugs?

The roots of mid-century modern furniture and carpet designs began with the Bauhaus and International movements. New materials were introduced and wall-to-wall carpeting became popular. Colorful area rugs were used as a layer to add interest. Often, mid-century modern designers would create an entirely matched suite that included the furniture, accessories, tapestries, and a rug to match. Sometimes, they would create just a rug that you could mix and match, but many of the surviving mid-century modern rugs that we have today were once part of a matched set. Depending on the designer or artist, they can be highly collectible.

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Matching colors and round edges made up a lot of mid-century modern design, as is shown with this rug matching the room.

What Are Mid-Century Modern Art Rugs?

Rugs that featured reproductions of the works of famous artists were a major trend in rug making during the mid century era. These artists laid the foundation of what would explode into the “atomic” age and 1960’s pop art culture. The most influential artists of the time included Andy Warhol and Jackson Pollock. These works of art found their way onto rugs as a piece of artwork for the floor.

Vintage Scandinavian Ege Art Line Andy Warhol Diamond Dust Shoes Rug Nazmiyal

Vintage Scandinavian Andy Warhol Rug

When it comes to interior design, the iconic designs of Charles and Ray Eames defined the era. Eames furniture has a simple and unobtrusive style. The curvy backs and seats soften the lines of mid-century modern rooms. Area rugs were created to complement these style trends and were considered to be an essential element in interior design. Rugs played an important role in Eames era room design and often served as a point of contrast to the furniture.

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Rugs played an important part in the designs of Charles and Ray Eames.

Mid-Century Modern Swedish Rya Rugs and Shag Carpets

Another important design trend in mid-century modern interiors were hand-knotted Swedish Rya Rugs. These traditional rugs had been produced by Scandinavian countries for centuries, but they found new life during the mid-century when they became known as shag carpets. This name refers to the shaggy appearance and plush soft texture that is a result of a pile that is thicker and left longer than traditional pile carpets.

The vintage shag rugs were originally made using traditional techniques, but in the mid 20th century, they started showing the iconic “mod” style. The “mod” designs included geometric and abstract shapes in vibrant, and sometimes quite surprising, color combinations. The designs were often simple and focused on form and shape.

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A mid-century modern Swedish Rya rug.

The mid-century modern home decor movement eliminated anything that was not absolutely necessary in the room. Curvy rounded rug designs were meant to add contrast to the linear, streamlined furniture. They added depth and texture to the design and were used to draw attention to the clean lines of the other elements of the room. You could often find Swedish Rya Rugs underneath the open legs of coffee tables, television sets, or in front of furniture and architectural features such as fireplaces.

The open space underneath the furniture was the perfect way to emphasize colorful, mid-century modern rugs. An authentic mid-century rug is an excellent addition to a modern version of a retro room. However, these valuable vintage pieces can also be used to recreate the feeling and character of the era.

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Round, colorful rugs are the popular mid-century modern rugs.

Vintage mid-century modern rugs can add an authentic feel to the room and work well with more recent style trends. It works because contemporary designs have their roots in mid-century modern ideals. At the Nazmiyal Collection, we are pleased to offer a selection of authentic mid-century carpets that will complement a range of vintage and modern design trends. Feel free to look around. You just might find the perfect piece to satisfy your mid-century longings.

Here are some of Nazmiyal Collection’s beautiful mid-century modern rugs:

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug Marta Maas Fjetterstrom Nazmiyal

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug Marta Maas Fjetterstrom

Vintage Scandinavian Rya Rug by Ritva Puotila Nazmiyal

Vintage Scandinavian Rya Rug by Ritva Puotila

Vintage Mid Century Swedish Rya Shag Rug Nazmiyal

Vintage Mid Century Swedish Rya Shag Rug

Beautiful Shag Vintage Swedish Rya Rug Nazmiyal

Beautiful Shag Vintage Swedish Rya Rug

Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Rug by Ingrid Hellman Knafve Nazmiyal

Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Rug by Ingrid Hellman Knafve

Red Vintage Persian Gabbeh Rug Nazmiyal

Red Vintage Persian Gabbeh Rug

Vintage Scandinavian Rya Rug by Marianne Richter For Marta Maas Nazmiyal

Vintage Scandinavian Rya Rug by Marianne Richter For Marta Maas

Vintage Swedish Rya Shag Rug Nazmiyal

Vintage Swedish Rya Shag Rug

Mid Century Vintage Round Corneille Rug Nazmiyal

Mid Century Vintage Round Corneille Rug

If you are looking for mid-century wall coverings, these may be perfect for you:

Vintage French “The Dance” Tapestry by Lars Gynning Nazmiyal

Vintage French “The Dance” Tapestry by Lars Gynning

Vintage Swedish Kilim Folk Art Pictorial Tapestry Rug Nazmiyal

Vintage Swedish Kilim Folk Art Pictorial Tapestry Rug

Vintage Joan Miro Tapestry Rug Nazmiyal

Vintage Joan Miro Tapestry Rug

Vintage Judaic Purim Scene Tapestry Rug Nazmiyal

Vintage Judaic Purim Scene Tapestry Rug

Jean Lurcat Vintage Tapestry Nazmiyal

Jean Lurcat Vintage Tapestry

Explore some of our mid-century textiles by Verner Panton:

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Vintage “Kreis” Verner Panton Textile Nazmiyal

Vintage “Kreis” Verner Panton Textile

Vintage “Kreis” Verner Panton Textile in Green Nazmiyal

Vintage “Kreis” Verner Panton Textile in Green

Vintage Pink “Kurve” Verner Panton Textile Nazmiyal

Vintage Pink “Kurve” Verner Panton Textile

Vintage Blue “Kurve” Verner Panton Textile Nazmiyal

Vintage Blue “Kurve” Verner Panton Textile

Vintage “Kurve” Verner Panton Textile in Blue Nazmiyal

Vintage “Kurve” Verner Panton Textile in Blue

Vintage Green “Kreis” Verner Panton Textile Nazmiyal

Vintage Green “Kreis” Verner Panton Textile

This rug blog about mid-century modern rugs was published by Nazmiyal Antique Rugs.

Published at Fri, 03 Jan 2020 14:31:54 +0000

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