- Size: 12'7" × 12'7" (383 × 383 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, European Deco Rugs, Circular RugsA Circular Art Deco Rug Designed by Paul Follot for the “Salon de Musique” of an interior in Paris also of his design. The rug originally sat under the piano […]
- Size: 14'2" × 14'2" (431 × 431 cm)Antique Rugs, European Rugs, English Axminster Carpets & Wilton Rugs, Circular RugsAround early 19th century English Axminster carpet of exceptional charm, the sand field with a golden leaf roundel containing four fish around a naturalistic lion head within a border of […]
- Size: 11'4" × 11'4" (345 × 345 cm)Bold Rugs, Circular Rugs, Modern Contemporary Rugs, New, Modern & Custom Rugs in Stock, Solid RugsModern round rugs are exceptional utilitarian objects, steeped in the centuries-old weaving traditions yet distinguished by more up-to-date designs and, obviously, the extraordinary form. This modern round rug is the […]
- Size: 9'0" × 9'0" (274 × 274 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, European Deco Rugs, Circular RugsThis oval, woolen antique rug with an octagonal center maintained in the color of apricot and ivory is full of taste and style. The vintage carpet consists of spreading circular […]
- Size: 9'0" × 9'0" (274 × 274 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, European Deco Rugs, Circular RugsThis round circa-1940 vintage French Deco antique rug features an all-over design of concentric abstractions in shades of orange, cool brown and beige, with sharp brown and green outlines. The […]
- Size: 10'1" × 10'1" (307 × 307 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, European Deco Rugs, Circular Rugs, Pop-Up ShopA true showstopper, this Paule Leleu vintage rug characterized by a dynamic blue, red, and gray centerpiece on an open ivory field incorporates the minor diamond motifs that Leleu’s designs […]
- Size: 16'5" × 16'5" (500 × 500 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, European Deco Rugs, Circular RugsA mid 20th century Modernist rug for sale, having an asymmetrical oval shape with an unusual sweeping brushstroke- inspired curvilinear pattern in a palette of taupe, gold and ivory. The […]
- Size: 5'0" × 5'0" (152 × 152 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, European Deco Rugs, Circular RugsA round second quarter 20th century Art Deco area rug having concentric curving pastel bands mirroring the round edges with scattered olive specks in some of the green curves all […]
- Size: 15'0" × 15'0" (457 × 457 cm)Vintage Rugs in New York City, Spanish Rugs, Circular RugsA circular example from our collection of early 20th century Spanish antique rugs, the sand field with a neo-classical design with a central roundel of vines and lush bouquets within […]
- Size: 13'8" × 13'8" (416 × 416 cm)Antique Rugs, European Rugs, French Aubusson Rugs & Carpets, Circular RugsA fine example from our collection of late 19th century French country rugs on an ice blue field with the Classical central medallion with architectural elements embedded in the center, […]
Collection of Circular Rugs
Round rugs are one step further from the traditional art of weaving. Historically, the overwhelming majority of right-angled living spaces has somewhat defined and cemented the orthogonal shape of carpets, leaving very little room for experimenting with form. Moreover, the prevalence of rectangular rugs was dictated by practical reasons – a circle is harder to execute on classic looms and requires a higher degree of skill. However, circular rugs are definitely worth the struggle as they have an indescribable effect on the interior and the way we perceive it. Once they were first made, round carpets filled the void which had existed before in the decorating world.
The major breakthrough for circular rugs happened in the first half of the 20th century with the revolutionary ideas propagated by Modernists. They stood against the overabundance and pomp in the field of arts and crafts, proclaiming the power of practicality and moderation. Also, they were prone to experimenting with form and tended to represent the reality in an abstract way. During that period many art trends were born, including Art Deco, Arts&Crafts or Cubism. These groundbreaking changes soon entered the realm of weaving and resulted in a completely new perception of carpets. Many of rugs produced at the time were distinguished by simple, geometric designs spiced up with bold colors and a round shape.
Circular carpets are designed to balance the linear nature of the surrounding room. With presence of floors, walls and doorways, there are already lots of angular lines which create the rigidity in the environment. Round area rugs allow interior designers to break up the traditional monotony through use of softened figures and more fanciful flows that lead the eyes in a less grounded manner. They add a pinch of humor to typical furniture layout, especially when combined with a playful pattern. Every rug is a space definer, yet a round one opens up new decorating possibilities – it echoes similar elements in the room, being a bridge between space and furniture. Items such as round coffee tables, stools or lamps synergize with rounder rugs in a subtle yet elegant way, especially in rooms like kitchens, parlors or vestibules where such additives and circular arrangements are more common. The casual tone of the rugs allows them to attract attention without looking overdone, especially if they are set as the only rug in the area.
A circle is considered to be the perfect shape and for a good reason. Round rugs create the feeling of coziness, softness and intimacy. When paired with warm shades such as red, yellow or orange, circular carpets constitute an wondrous focal point and bring warmth into the interior. Such circular beauty, vintage or new, gives you endless opportunities in terms of application. It may be an elegant addition to a classic round wooden tea-table or introduce an intriguing stir in a modernly arranged, futuristic abode.