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The Origin of Art Deco Rugs. The turn of the 20th century brought a wave of changes that affected not only the sociopolitical field but all forms of artistic expression. It was then, particularly in the 1920s , when Art Deco – Arts Décoratifs – was born, a trend that combined modernist styles with fine craftsmanship and rich materials.
During its heyday, Art Deco represented luxury, glamour, exuberance, and faith in social and technological progress. The style infiltrated the world of carpet manufacturers, leading to the creation of fabulous Art Deco rugs, ready to compliment the modern décor and Art Deco furnishings, unlike antique carpets from the previous era.
The Design of Art Deco Rugs. Art Deco rugs are the embodiment of the modernist progressive thought with the preservation of the finest weaving traditions and centuries-long techniques, providing Deco rugs with a classic and luxurious feel. Art Deco rugs combine the ancient craft with rather contemporary aesthetics, incorporating such iconic design influences as neoclassicism, constructivism, cubism, minimalism, modernism or art nouveau.