MID-CENTURY MODERN

If you’re as much a fan of Moroccan rugs as we are, you will know that they were first introduced to the world of interior design by mid-century modernists such as Le Corbusier, Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames and Frank Lloyd Wright, who used (now classic) Beni Ouarain carpets in his design of Fallingwater House.  So what is mid-century modern? It’s a term which describes architecture and design for a period of roughly three decades, from the 1930’s to the 1960’s.  The abstract art of Berber rugs was used by these mid century designers to create a complete contrast to the sleek, modern designs of furniture and buildings of the period.

Photo Credit Livingetc. UK
Photo Credit Livingetc. UK

The mid-century vibe is currently enjoying a bit of a revival, although it never really has gone out of style.  Mixing pieces of re-claimed or re-invented pieces of mid-century furniture and accessories can make a contemporary home completely unique.  Vintage Moroccan rugs do of course fit perfectly with this aesthetic!  Most vintage pieces found were woven from the 1950’s to the 1970’s.

Mid-century New York Apartment. Photo credit mid-centuryhome.com
Mid-century New York Apartment. Photo credit mid-centuryhome.com

Read more about how to give your home mid-century appeal with Livingetc. (see their Facebook page).  We love the etagere by Jonathan Adler for displaying a treasured vinyl collection!

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Photo credit housetohome.co.uk