Art Deco, or Arts Décoratifs, is a visual arts movement that emerged from France just prior to the start of World War I and ended just before the outbreak of World War II. Art Deco is recognized for its bold colors and geometric patterns, high quality craftsmanship and luxury materials, and the exotic influence of the Middle and Far East. Textiles, upholstery and carpets played an important role in this movement, with inspirations for its designs being drawn from ballet stage sets and costume design.
The history of Chinese rugs differs radically from that of the Middle East. Unlike most other carpets, antique Chinese rugs are classified by dynasty, rather than geographic location. Exposure to western taste radically caused a shift in style, since carpets were manufactured for export, rather than remaining within the country for local use. Chinese Deco Carpets, produced in the 1920s and 1930s, most notably by Walter Nichols, were made of wool and silk with spare, floral and bird designs but rich in gemstone colors.
We are always happy to collaborate with you on a custom carpet that meets all your specifications...and your wildest dreams! Of course, it will be woven on our very own looms with the best materials under the supervision of our experts.
Design: Art Deco Mandelin Wool Carpet
Style: Art Deco Period Chinese Carpet
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Black, Purple, Rust, Blue, Green, Yellow, Pink
Size: 8'7" X 11'5"
Rug Number: 70002422
Art Deco Carpets showcase what the mid 20th century was largely defined by – the experimentation and innovation in the arts, industries, the sciences and popular culture. An Art Deco area rug was produced between the 1920’s and 1970’s. These carpets explore the boundaries, and push the limits, of textural and visual style, creating designs that provide a strong sensory experience and can quickly change the look and feel of your interior home design.
Over the past several years, there has been a substantial increase in the popularity of certain types of Art Deco rugs. In the 21st century, the world has seen a renewed interest in vintage rugs. This has created a surging demand for authentic mid 20th century works of art. And, while modernized productions continue to be produced, despite its “vintage” design, it is not, by definition, truly vintage. Art Deco rug styles are exciting and dynamic examples of the various artistic developments of the mid 20th century, and each have their own story to tell.
These marvelous carpets feature formal geometric motifs, whimsical folk-art influences and colorful Art Deco inspired designs, including abstract, pop-art, and minimalist styles. Whether collectors and designers are seeking a luxurious long-pile Rya, or charming flat-woven vintage rugs from Scandinavia, the most versatile and colorful rugs make superb statement pieces that will bring life to any living space. These carpets seemingly blend well with the ever changing interior decor trends of our time.
In recent years, art deco carpets and rugs such as Moroccan rugs and Scandinavian rugs have swelled in popularity for a wide variety of interiors. Most notably, a mid-century modern decor benefits best from these artistic masterpieces. They can draw a room together, transforming it from sparse and minimal, to cozy, inviting, and luxurious, without breaking the bank. Their popularity comes from their ease of use and the wide range of color palette options, not to mention their uniqueness in design. Indeed, the fact that these Art Deco rugs are as desirable as they are is a testament to two things: first, to the incredible craftsmanship that went into the original composition; and, second, to their enduring beauty.
Here at Richard Afkari Rugs, our eclectic, comprehensive selection of Art Deco carpets include the most popular, and the most sought after, vintage carpet and rug styles, including extraordinary pieces from Morocco, dynamic pieces from Scandinavia, and stunning Art Deco compositions from Europe and Asia. Our collection is sure to delight anyone with an expressed interest in all things “vintage.” There is no limit to the variety of aesthetic values that one can find among Art Deco rug styles, and with our very knowledgeable staff, we are determined to help you find the perfect rug to fit your space, and create a lasting impression for years to come. Browse our extensive collection of Art Deco carpets, and discover the exciting world of vintage design!