This circa-1930 vintage French Deco rug by Jean Bukhalter for D.I.M. features an all-over design of colorful abstractions in shades of dark blue, brown, gray and beige, with small light accents punctuating the pattern throughout. The prestigious French design firm Décoration Intérieure Moderne, or D.I.M., was part of the economic renewal in Paris following WWI and produced luxury products including carpets, which are among the most beautiful of midcentury rugs and carpets and represent a singular development in the French Deco rug-making tradition. European Art Deco owes its name to the first major exhibition of decorative arts to be held after the First World War: L'Exposition Internationale des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels Modernes held in Paris in 1925. The undeniable elegance of the custom at the event has served as inspiration for interior designers the world over, delivering a dramatic change of style to early 20th century rugs and carpets.