Nader Bolour curated an incredible collection of 20th century carpets for a first-of-its-kind event at Wright’s Chicago location on June 13. Nader spent three years putting together a stunning array – even adding pieces from his own personal collection – and this upcoming auction heralds a new mainstreaming of mid-century modern textiles.
There are 150 carpets in the auction. And the catalog includes pieces from Turkey, Persia and India. There are also Scandinavian gems, French Art Deco masterworks and more. A good portion of the rugs up for auction are from the Märta Måås-Fjetterström workshop, the acclaimed Swedish studio that revived traditional weaving techniques and combined them with Art Deco and Art Nouveau stylings. There are also pieces by Marion Dorn, Judith Johansson, Sigvard Bernadotte, Carl Dagel and other revered artists.