These designs for Art Deco area rugs from ZIVA were inspired by the decorative arts of the 1920's and 1930's in Europe and America, which sprang from the Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in 1925.
Clean, uncluttered lines were a common design theme throughout the Art Deco era… and still relevant today.
The Art Deco vogue for a sleek, streamlined style, was influenced by archaeological finds in Egypt and Africa, Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, and most importantly, Cubism, with its abstract shapes and geometric patterns.
NEW ROLE FOR AREA RUGS IN THE 30’s
The role of the area rug was no longer simply a decorative floor finish, but an integral part of the whole interior design concept. Carpet designs were being created by well known artists, designers, and architects.
A perfect example of this new role was Marion Dorn’s carpet designs for Claridge’s world-famous hotel in London. (Photo at right)
Some of the most influential textile designers from the 1930’s have inspired these needlepoint ART DECO area rugs from ZIVA.
All the area rugs are available in 3 widths to suit your décor: 24”, 30” and 36” wide (60 cm, 76 cm and 91 cm wide). Contact me if you are looking for a custom size.
‘DELAUNAY DECO’ AREA RUG DESIGN
This exquisite needlepoint area rug design was inspired by Sonia Delaunay.
The Russian-born but Paris-based painter was one of the foremost textile designers of the Art Deco era.
A set designer for the Ballets Russes, Delaunay was interested in Cubism and colour theory; her abstract canvases were dominated by geometric shapes, mainly in crisp, clean colours.
She explored the same visual elements in her textile designs.
How stunning in a contemporary setting with the classic modern Barcelona chair from the 1930's!
‘D’APRES DORN’ AREA RUG DESIGN
Iconic Art Deco design courtesy of Marion Dorn!
This area rug is reminiscent of the carpets Dorn designed for Claridge’s Hotel, Mayfair, London in the 1930’s.
American-English designer Marion Dorn developed a name for herself designing luxurious carpets with geometric-shaped patterns, many times in soft greys and black (as shown in the ‘D’après Dorn’ area rug design at left).
Dorn’s characteristically stylized abstract designs in subdued hues harmonized well with the 30’s modernistic interiors and earned her the title ‘Architect of Floors’.
Timeless designs that still work today!
‘WILDFLOWER GARDEN’ AREA RUG DESIGN
This whimsical area rug design represents the classic art deco geometric elements… circular and curved shapes carefully juxtaposed and overlapping bold graphic stripes.
The soft hues of the round organic shapes (blue, green, rose and soft yellow) contrast magnificently with the black and light grey stripes.
An exemplary ART DECO textile design, ideal for a contemporary needlepoint area rug!
‘EURO DECO’ AREA RUG DESIGN: ART DECO FOR TODAY
What a bold and beautiful European Modernist area rug design!
It has all the classic Art Deco features…..
· warm colours of red and gold contrasting with neutrals of black and taupe
· bold rectangular stripes geometrically transforming into curves and half circles
1930’S EUROPEAN MODERNISM FOR TODAY’S INTERIORS!
Another dynamic design inspired by one of the most famous textile designers from the Art Deco era… Ruth Reeves!
American Reeves, who had studied at New York’s Pratt Institute, spent most of the 1920’s in France where she studied with artist Fernand Léger.
Her hand-blocked textile and rug designs reflected the Cubist ideas of Picasso and Léger… as evident in the ‘Reeves Retro’ area rug design at left.
One of her best known works was the design of the carpeting and wall fabrics for Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Her designs ranged in content from rhythmic geometric abstraction to stylized vignettes of representational imagery evoking the American urban and social life of the era.
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