Vintage Swedish Rug Signed CM (Carl Malmsten) BB6117 6'4" × 9'10"
This circa-1950 vintage Swedish flatweave rug by Carl Malmsten, signed CM, features an all-over design of intersecting multicolored lines in soft pastel shades including yellow, green and lilac for an overall look that makes the vintage carpet bright and reminiscent of springtime. In Sweden, carpets and rugs have been hand-knotted in wool for centuries, taking on many different forms and functions over the course of time. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the craft was seen as being an important artistic and cultural practice throughout Sweden, and designers began to make rugs that had a broad international appeal. Scandinavian rugs from the mid-twentieth century, endorsed by such fixtures of modernism as Le Corbusier, Ray Eames and Frank Lloyd Wright, remain among the most desirable and sought after in the rug world.