This circa-1930 vintage French Art Deco rug features an exquisite design of floral abstractions in multicolored hues including pink, green, orange and lilac. A veritable bouqet of color and design, the early 20th century vintage carpet maintains its abstract, modernist feel. 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.