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Midcentury Swedish Flat-Weave Carpet Attributed to Birgitta Södergren, 1950s
By Birgitta Södergren
Located in Malmo, SE
A midcentury Swedish flat-weave carpet signed BS (signature attributed to Birgitta Södergren). The carpet has a base in an off-white/light grey color with different shades of blue as...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Birgitta Södergren Large Midcentury Swedish Rug, Hand Woven Wool, 1950s
By Birgitta Södergren
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Large mid-century Swedish flat-weave carpet, hand woven wool, 'röllakan' by Birgitta Södergren. Geometric pattern in grey, green, blue and ocher center field, 300 x 200 cm. Signed "B...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Western European Rugs

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Wool

Mid 20th Century Swedish Flat-Weave Rug by Birgitta Sodergren
By Birgitta Södergren
Located in New York, NY
Swedish flat-weave rug Sweden, circa 1940 Handwoven. Initialed: BS (Birgitta Sodergren).
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Birgitta Södergren, Signed Flat-Weave Carpet, Green-Dyed Wool, Sweden, 1950s
By Birgitta Södergren
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handwoven modernist flat-weave carpet / rug by Birgitta Södergren. Most likely woven in the 1950s. Handwoven in wool, using a Kilim technique. Signed Follows a lineage of modern...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Ingegerd Silow, Signed Flat-Weave Carpet, Dyed Wool, Sweden, 1950s
By Birgitta Södergren
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handwoven modernist flat-weave carpet / rug by Ingegerd Silow. Most likely woven in the 1950s. Handwoven in wool, using a Kilim technique. Signed Follows a lineage of Modernist ru...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Märta Måås-fjetterström "Blå Taggen" Flat-Weave Carpet, Dyed Wool, Sweden, 1950s
By Birgitta Södergren
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A rare handwoven modernist flat-weave carpet or rug by Märta Måås-Fjetterström. Handwoven in wool, using a Kilim technique. Signed. Designed circa 1950s. Other artists include Berit...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

Karin Jönsson, Signed Flat-Weave Carpet, Dyed Wool, Sweden, 1950s
By Birgitta Södergren
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A handwoven modernist flat-weave carpet / rug by Karin Jönsson. Most likely woven in the 1950s. Handwoven in wool, using a Kilim technique. Signed. Follows a lineage of Modernist...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Midcentury Birgitta Södergren Flat-Weave Carpet, 1950s
By Birgitta Södergren
Located in Malmo, SE
A midcentury Swedish flat-weave designed by Birgitta Södergren in the 1950s. Nicely designed with geometrical patterns Good vintage condition with signs of usage consistent with age.
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Scandinavian Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

Materials

Wool

Birgitta Södergren Midcentury Flat-Weave with Geometrical Patterns
By Birgitta Södergren
Located in Malmo, SE
Rare midcentury vintage flat-weave carpet by Swedish designer Birgitta Södergren. The carpet has nice colors and geometrical patterns. The condition is very good with minor signs of ...
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Vintage 1950s Swedish Mid-Century Modern Russian and Scandinavian Rugs

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Wool

A Close Look at Scandinavian Modern Furniture

The designers of Scandinavian modernism created the warmest and most human iteration of modernist ideals. Their work was founded on centuries-old beliefs in both quality craftsmanship and the ideal that beauty should enhance even the humblest accessories of daily life. The gentle, organic contours that are typical of vintage Scandinavian modern furniture appear in the work of Danish, Finnish and Swedish designers not as a stylistic gesture, but rather as a practical, ergonomic — and, as importantly, elegant — response to the human form.

Each nation produced exceptional talents in all areas of the applied arts, yet each had its forté. Sweden was home to Bruno Mathsson, creator of the classic Grasshopper chair, but the country excelled most notably at ceramics. In the ’20s at the great Gustavsberg porcelain manufactory, Wilhelm Kåge introduced Scandinavian modern pieces based on influences from folklore to Cubism; his skills were passed on to his versatile and inspired pupils Berndt Friberg and Stig Lindberg.

Likewise, Finland produced a truly ingenious Scandinavian modern furniture designer in the architect Alvar Aalto, a master at melding function and artistic form in works like the Paimio chair. Yet Finnish glassware was pre-eminent, crafted in expressive, sculptural designs by Tapio Wirkkala and Timo Sarapaneva.

The Danes excelled at chairs. Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen were exemplars of the country’s facility with wood, particularly teak. Wegner created such iconic pieces as the Round chair and the Wishbone chair; Jacobsen — while he produced the best-selling plywood Ant chair — designed two classic upholstered pieces of the 1950s: the Swan chair and Egg chair. The list of great Danes could go on and on, including Finn Juhl, maker of the bold Chieftain chair; Poul Kjaerholm, with his lean metal-and-rattan aesthetic; and Vernor Panton, who introduced a vibrant Pop note into international design.

On 1stDibs, you will note both instantly recognizable Scandinavian modern designs — those that have earned iconic status over time — and many new discoveries. Even more than 50 years on from their heyday, the prolific, ever-evolving Scandinavian modernists continue to amaze and delight.

Finding the Right Rugs and Carpets for You

Carpets and rugs have been around for thousands of years. Prehistoric humans turned to animal skin, wool and fur to craft simple fabrics to soften hard terrain. A 2016 study suggests that "cave lions" were hunted for exactly this purpose, and that decorating your cave with their pelts may have conferred strength and prestige. Although many of these early textiles are still in existence, tracing their precise origins is difficult. Carpets quickly became such a valuable trade commodity that the weavings could easily travel far from their places of origin. 

The oldest known carpet was found in southern Siberia. (It may have traveled there from Persepolis in Iran.) For the flat-weave floor rugs crafted by Native Americans, cotton was the primary material before sheep’s wool was introduced in the 16th century. In Europe, carpet-making was fundamental to folk art, and Asian carpets imported to European countries were at one time considered a precious luxury and not intended to remain permanently on the floor. 

In modern usage, “carpet” typically denotes a wall-to-wall floor cushioning that is fixed to the floor. Rugs, on the other hand, are designed to cover a specific area and can easily be moved to new locations. However, the terms are interchangeable in many parts of the world, and, in the end, it won’t matter what you decide to call it. Good vintage rugs have made their way into homes across the globe, becoming fixtures used for comfort, prayer and self-expression, so choosing the right area rug is officially a universal endeavor.

It’s well known that a timeless Persian rug, Moroccan berber rug (see our guide) or vintage Turkish rug can warm any interior, but if you’re looking for something unexpected, find a runner rug that pops in your hallway or on your stairs. Dig for dazzling geometric patterns in our inventory of mid-century modern rugs and carpets, which includes works designed by the likes of Swedish textile master Märta Måås-Fjetterström and other artisans. 

With the variety of area rugs and carpets rolled out for you on 1stDibs — a collection that includes traditional, modern, minimalist rugs and other coverings of all kinds — things will be looking up every time you’re looking down.