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Sun, Sep 18, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 6020

Vintage Swedish Kilim Rug by Brita Grahn 6 ft 8 in x 4 ft (2.03 m x 1.22 m)

Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000

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Vintage Swedish Kilim Rug by Brita Grahn, Country of Origin: Scandinavian Rugs, Mid 20th Century.

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An especially comely piece, this dynamic rug is the work of renowned Swedish designer Brita Grahn, whose work encapsulates some of the finer points of mid-century design. Characterized by a free floating geometric pattern that rests against the lighter blue color of the field. This geometric and simplistic mid century modern rug showcases the abstract bent that was so popular during this period in an understated manner.

Through the use of simple colors and a minimalist palette overall, this beautiful Swedish rug is able to draw immediate attention to the strong use of form and shape. The cool background of this Scandinavian rug acts as an excellent airy atmosphere for the foreground elements. Through the relatively simple use of color, the viewer is able to focus on the details as they are laid out through the careful selection of contrasting forms. Because of the positioning of the rings in this vintage rug, the viewer is able to alternate their perception of the negative and positive space.

A good number of the most magnificent flat woven and pile Swedish rugs, that were woven during the mid 20th century, were created and signed by some of the most iconic textiles designers of the time. These include some greatly collectible and recognizable works by the giants of the time such as Marta Maas Fjetterstrom, Ingegerd Silow, Barbro Nilsson, Agda Osterberg and Marianne Richter -to name and single out but a few.

These beautiful and unique flat weave area rugs are enjoying a surge in popularity over the last few years. This is mostly fueled by the rise of TV shows like Mad Men that feature vintage set design and interiors that incorporate such rugs. That said, these rugs have always been sought after by the top home decorating professionals as well as sophisticated and savvy private consumers who have continued to loved these kilim rugs from day one.


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