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Modern Contemporary RugsModern area rugs and contemporary carpets constitute a broad category and are hard to classify. The term encompasses decorative fabrics that are currently made but also refers to those in the Modernist style. Thus, modern rugs exhibit a great diversity of patterns, colors, materials, and shapes. They are usually less ornamental compared to antique carpets but it is not a rule. Modern rugs are ideal for present-day interior decors.

Contemporary Area Rugs and Modern Rugs Provided by DLB

Being one of the most elite dealers of antique rugs and vintage carpets, DLB does not stop at this point. We grant clients looking for contemporary rugs and modern rugs a unique opportunity. With us, you can make your own individual statement through a floor covering that is truly your own and one of a kind.

Doris Leslie Blau offers a variety of new designer rugs created by renowned figures from the world of art, design, and architecture. For those seeking the ultimate in personal statements, we provide bespoke carpets. They are custom-made to your specification – here, the only limit is your imagination.

Contemporary rug designs may resemble those of vintage rugs or antique carpets. However, they are usually executed with a modern twist, either in the pattern or color palette. Many of our modern rugs and contemporary rugs are by top designers and architects. Some of them are exclusive to the Doris Leslie Blau Gallery.

DLB stocks floor coverings in various sizes, from tiny coffee-table rugs to large area carpets. As the current market leader, we have been a major supplier of custom rugs and contemporary rugs for nearly a decade. Our main focus has been on offering our clientele the most beautiful and comprehensive selection of rugs. Obviously, all our options, ready-made or custom, are eco-friendly. We are confident in our ability to find modern rug designs to capture the personality of your room.

Contemporary Tibetan Rug

Freedom of choice in Modern Contemporary Rugs

DLB exclusive NYC contemporary rug collection consists of miscellaneous designs and weaving techniques. Doris Leslie Blau relies on outstanding quality and unique patterns. We offer silk, wool, cotton and other natural fibers in various weaves, from traditional to experimental. In terms of the fiber length, our carpet designs may have a cut, looped or high & low pile, flat-weaves or shags. In short, we are ready to give you anything you may desire.

Starting from this base, clients can choose colors and design elements to match their color story. When creating a custom rug, the customer has complete freedom to personalize it. You may change the color, size, shape, design, material, or technique to suit your needs. DLB has an extensive array of designs for customization. Moreover, we are ready to use any patterns or colors presented to us to create a unique contemporary rug. We assist our clients every step of the way, from creating color-matching dyes to producing samples of the designs.

If you seek the highest level of personalization, we will give you a free hand. DLB welcomes customers with their own designs and helps to transform them into custom-made modern rugs. In producing contemporary carpets, we encourage our clients to collaborate with us as a part of our team. Our textile artists and factories pick and locate the correct fibers and techniques to execute a given design to perfection.

There is no limit to what we can offer our clients in pursuit of the perfect foundation for each room. If you can dream it, we can make it a reality. Doris Leslie Blau provides dream contemporary rugs in New York City and other parts of the world.

Contemporary Silk Rug

The Origins of Modern Rugs

As mentioned at the beginning, modern rugs evade easy classification. After all, it is hard to establish the exact start of the modern era. Besides, as time passes, that line constantly moves forward. For the sake of convenience of the discourse, let’s say contemporary rugs have been developing since the first half of the 20th century. Therefore, their patterns may stem from the work of renowned artists and painters like Picasso, Miro, Mondrian, Pollock. Marta Maas-Fjetterstrom, Barbro Nilsson, Judith Johansson, William Morris, Sigvard Bernadotte or Josef Frank made a difference from the north. They, among many others, contributed to the evolution and expansion of Scandinavian design. These textile artists have changed the face of not only the carpet industry but also the art world in general. Today, contemporary rugs are one of the most celebrated and desired groups of floor coverings.

Modern Tibetan Banana Silk Wool Rug

Modernism in the Context of Contemporary Rugs

Modernism arose from the far-reaching transformations in Western society. This philosophical movement evolved during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The term “modern art” in its pure form was first used by Joris-Karl Huysmans in 1883. Modern art involves artistic experimentation. Consequently, it employs new techniques and materials. The modernists had deep faith in the relationships of culture and technology. Above all, they supported the idea of progress (linear development of art and history). In general, modern art draws broadly from the fundamentals of the Enlightenment. This includes rationalism, liberalism and the already mentioned idea of progress. Modern contemporary rugs build upon these concepts. Moreover, they reflect the ongoing trends and styles. Thus, it is safe to say that they cater to the needs of present-day consumers.

Eskayel Design Modern Rug

Art Deco as an Inspiration for Modern Rugs

Navajo Sand Contemporary Rug

Contemporary rugs originate from various early 20th-century weaving styles. Vintage Art Deco carpets of France, China or America are the main examples of early modernism in textile design. Art déco classicizes geometry and synthesizes forms. Its main goal has always been the search for beauty as a function of the object and the clarity of the message in graphics or painting.

Vivid and bright colors came to Art Deco rugs from Fauvism. Since the “Deco” became a thing, modern rugs’ makers have even further moved away from figurative representation. Modern designs started relying mostly on simplicity and purity of form. This has helped to emphasize the importance of texture. Art Deco contemporary rugs and carpets express moderation and sublimity. They constitute the perfect complement to up-to-date interior arrangements.

Scandinavian Design in Contemporary Rugs

The Scandinavian design of the early 20th century has largely contributed to the revolution in modern rug aesthetics. Its main ideas were that utilitarian objects should be affordable, beautiful and functional at once. Such a way of thinking is very close to the core northern philosophy, shaped by the harsh climate and oriented on resourcefulness. It explains why artists from Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Denmark have always focused on simplicity. They wanted to achieve the goal of pro-social designs, embedded in Scandinavian tradition. The results turned out to be fabulous, and the unfading fame of Scandinavian carpets continues to this day. It is safe to say that Scandinavian designers have influenced the shape of modern rugs in New York City and other corners of the world.

Contemporary Modern Rug

Modern Rugs and Contemporary Rugs as a Bridge Between the Past and Present

Contemporary rugs have many faces. They range from traditional-inspired through abstract to minimalistic and geometric. Modern rugs constitute a fascinating bridge between the antiquity and contemporaneity. They combine ancient, centuries-old craft with up-to-date ideas and progressive aesthetic thought. In contrast to vintage or antique carpets, modern rugs give us a chance of customizing. Bespoke contemporary carpets reflect the buyer’s needs in design, shape, size, and materials. All aficionados of decor deserve a modern rug in their abode.

The quality of modern rugs in New York City purchased through trusted dealers is equal to this of antique carpets. However, the trick is to find a reliable purveyor. It is crucial for the buyer to be sure that a given piece was well-made. A quality rug must be hand-knotted of the finest, natural materials. What are these? Wool, silk, hemp, banana silk, metal threads or cotton, for starters. Only through traditional execution, a modern rug will be able to serve its owners for decades without any signs of wear. Moreover, the owner will be sure that his modern rug is absolutely unique. At the same time, it will easily match present-day interior arrangements.

The Magic of Modern Blue Rugs

Blue Modern Rug

Of all natural dyes, blue has always evoked the strongest emotions. In medieval Europe, the blue dye came from the woad plant which gave a slightly washed out, whitened and soft shade. Today we would describe it as pastel blue – in fact, the woad-based dye bore the name of “pastel”. Due to its debatable quality and wide accessibility, pastel blue was the color of the lowly part of the society. However, the tides have turned in the 15th century with the arrival of indigo from India. Indigo dye comes from the plant Indigofera tinctoria, also called “true indigo”. The people of India and the major part of Asia had been using indigo long before Europe even got to hear about it. Indigo’s profound shade and durability have contributed to the popularity of blue textiles around the globe.

Someone might ask, what does it have to do with modern blue rugs? At the break of the 20th century, artificial dyes came into play. They have partially substituted the natural ones which are harder to obtain. Nevertheless, all artisans respecting the traditions of rug weaving abstain from using them. They do so to maintain the subtleties and unmistakable beauty of antique rugs. Moreover, by using natural dyes, they protect the natural environment from contamination. A naturally dyed blue modern rug from the collection of DLB will most certainly match any interior arrangement.

Color has a powerful effect on one’s emotions, behavior, and decisions. Artists, designers and marketers alike have harnessed that knowledge all too well. Blue is a shade associated with peace, intelligence, tranquility, and reliability. It provides a sense of security, stimulates productivity and helps with concentration. Therefore, a blue modern rug is an excellent way to add depth to the arrangement in an unobtrusive, tasteful and timeless way.

Large Modern Rugs

Contemporary Modern Rug

Large modern rugs offer you the possibility to make a true statement. Inspired by the newest trends in interior design and fashion, contemporary area rugs are diverse enough to fit into any kind of decor. Due to their imposing dimensions, they supremely complement ample spaces. Large modern rugs, in addition to captivating designs, bring in warmth and coziness. Here at Doris Leslie Blau, we are proud of our collection of large contemporary rugs. If you look for a perfect extra-large contemporary rug in New York or any other city, take a look at our website. Indulge in a luxurious shopping experience offered by Doris Leslie Blau Gallery.

Medium Contemporary Rugs

Applicable and versatile, medium modern rugs will most definitely match any interior arrangement. Why? Because the size medium is suitable for the largest number of accommodations. Medium contemporary rugs come in all sorts of styles and designs – they are the most accessible. Next to defining the space, these carpets will bring in warmth, snugness, colors, and patterns. From antique-inspired to futuristic, Doris Leslie Blau will provide you a medium modern rug in New York City, or any other town. Our modern rugs will complement your décor to the fullest.

Custom Blue Modern Contemporary Rug

Small Contemporary Rugs

Green Modern Contemporary Rug

Finally, there are small contemporary rugs. Handy and charming, they are the apple of the eye of tastemakers and designers around the world. A small modern rug is the proverbial “icing on the cake” of every design. Small rugs unobtrusively complement the space, avoiding excess yet adding colors and patterns in a visible way. A small contemporary rug is ideal for the super trendy tea-table arrangement. What is more, it is irreplaceable in the bathroom, a kitchen or a vestibule as a subtle touch, bringing in warmth and a homely atmosphere.

At Doris Leslie Blau we take pride in purveying first-rate modern area rugs and carpets to New York City, and other parts of the globe. No matter if you’re looking for a bold piece with the spirit of Art Deco or a Scandinavian-inspired, fashionable creation to cap the décor. You can rest reassured that DLB has in stock something special to cater to your needs. If, however, nothing seems to be “it”, you may always rely on us while creating a one of a kind, custom contemporary rug design.

An Exceptional Collection of Modern Contemporary Area Rugs and Carpets for Sale

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