Mid Century Design Aubusson Wool Carpet


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Carpet production began in the 1740s in Aubusson, France, to serve members of the royal court for whom carpets from Savonnerie (the former soap factory transformed into a luxury carpet workshop) could not be obtained. Aubusson carpets, generally larger in size, are known for their flat weave style, although numerous carpets with pile have been produced. Initially, Oriental designs were favored; however, over time, the influence of the Renaissance style introduced architectural and floral patterns. Central colors tend to be muted, with darker colors framing them, or appearing along the edges.

The term, "Mid-Century Modern" refers to an architectural and interior design style that dominated the design arts between the 1940s through the 1960s, even extending to the 1970s. The style is characterized by sleek geometric lines and patterns; organic shapes; bold solid colors; or color fields of black, white, beige, and gray. Designers frequently created coordinated interiors -- almost like set designs -- with rugs, carpets, wall coverings and furniture complementing each other.  In addition, the artwork of well-known painters was often translated into rugs. Another mid-century design style was the re-invention of the traditional Scandinavian Riya rug, also known as the shag rug. Characterized by a thicker, longer pile, the shag rugs were designed with organic shapes and bright colors, rather than more traditional elements.

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: Mid Century Design Aubusson Wool Carpet
Style: European Art Deco Aubusson Wool
Origin: Eastern Europe
Material: 100% Wool
Colors: Lavender, Green, Gold
Size: 12' x 17'2"
Rug Number:
70002620