Vintage French Art Deco Rug BB6068
This circa-1930 vintage French Deco rug features a bold all-over design of simple interlocking geometric stripes in shades of brown, burned orange, green and light blue. Stark and minimalist, the early 20th century vintage carpet represents a modernist example of a renowned artistic 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 furnishings in general, and early 20th century rugs and carpets in particular. Decorative arts of this period, sometimes known as the Machine Age, are characterized by a streamlined appearance.
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