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Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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.

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Vintage Scandinavian Tapestry Rug by Eevahenna Aalto. Size: 3' 5" x 4' 6"
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Norwegian Tapestry Rug by Eevahenna Aalto, Country Of Origin: Norway, Circa date: Mid 20th Century. Size: 3 ft 5 in x 4 ft 6 in (1.04 m x 1.37 m)
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1950s Norwegian Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Carpet. Size: 5 ft 6 in x 7 ft 4 in (1.68 m x 2.24 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug, Country of Origin: Sweden. Size: 5 ft 6 in x 7 ft 4 in (1.68 m x 2.24 m)  
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1960s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Swedish Inspired Contemporary Turkish Flat-Weave Kilim Large Oversize Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A large modern Turkish flat-weave Kilim oversize carpet handmade during the 21st century. The weavers were inspired by Swedish/Scandinavian flat-weave carpets from the mid-20th centu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Beautiful Midcentury Swedish Kilim. Size: 7 ft x 9 ft 9 in (2.13 m x 2.97 m)
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Midcentury Swedish Kilim, Country of Origin: Sweden, Circa date: Mid 20th Century. Size: 7 ft x 9 ft 9 in (2.13 m x 2.97 m)
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Large Vintage Scandinavian Rug. Size: 9 ft 9 in x 12 ft 10 in (2.97 m x 3.91 m)
Located in New York, NY
Large Size Vintage Scandinavian Rug, Country of Origin: Sweden / Scandinavia, Circa date: Mid 20th century. Size: 9 ft 9 in x 12 ft 10 in (2.97 m x 3.91 m)
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20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Swedish Inspired Contemporary Turkish Flat-Weave Kilim Small Room Size Carpet
Located in New York, NY
A modern Turkish flat-weave Kilim small room size carpet handmade during the 21st century. The weavers were inspired by Swedish/Scandinavian flat-weaves from the mid-20th century per...
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21st Century and Contemporary Turkish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Swedish Inspired Geometric Brown, Beige Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau Collection Swedish inspired geometric brown, beige wool rug Size: 9'7" × 12'3" (292 × 373 cm).
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Danish Black Wool Sculpted Rya Rug
Located in Hingham, MA
Vintage rectangular 100% black wool sculpted rya rug produced in the 1960's but never used. Has been kept rolled and wrapped in storage for over 50 years. Your feet will be the very...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Fish Design Kilim Rug. Size: 2 ft 4 in x 4 ft 6 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Scandinavian Fish Design Kilim Rug, Country of Origin: Scandinavia, Circa date: Mid 20th Century. Size: 2 ft 4 in x 4 ft 6 in (0.71 m x 1.37 m)
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian Style Kilim Rug in Green Geometric Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Sized at 9x12, Rug & Kilim presents this flatweave from its Scandinavian Nu Collection. Made with unique handspun yarn in the handwoven wool, this Swedish style masterpiece features ...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Swedish Design Runner
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau collection Swedish design runner Size: 3'0" × 12'0" (91 × 365 cm).   
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21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Swedish Design Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau Collection Swedish Design rug Size: 13'8" × 24'0" (416 × 731 cm) A modern flat-weave area rug, being a typical representative of the timeless Swedish school of de...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Contemporary August Fields Swedish Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau Collection contemporary August Fields Swedish rug Size: 6'6" × 9'10" (198 × 299 cm) A reversible flatweave wool rug handmade by skilled artisans. This is a tradit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Doris Leslie Blau Colletion Contemporary High and Low Swedish Design Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau Colletion Contemporary high and low Swedish design rug Size: 13'7" × 14'3" (414 × 434 cm).
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Modern Swedish Design Yellow, Green, Beige Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau Collection Modern Swedish Design Yellow, Green, Beige Wool Rug Size: 4'4" × 10'2" (132 × 309 cm).  
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Swedish Style Beige, Gold, Gray, Pink, Red Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau Collection Style Design Beige, Gold, Gray, Pink, Red Rug Size: 7'10" × 14'6" (238 × 441 cm).
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Swedish Style Blue, White, Black Flat-Weave Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau collection Swedish style blue, white, black flat-weave rug Size: 12'6" × 18'0" (381 × 548 cm) When it comes to Swedish rugs, one has to be prepared for uniqueness...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Swedish Design Blue, Brown, Gray, Green and Ivory Flat-Weave Rug
Located in New York, NY
Swedish design blue, brown, gray, green and ivory flat-weave rug Size: 8'0" × 11'9" (243 × 358 cm) This modern rug, although presently made, strongly refers to the Classic mid-20th...
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21st Century and Contemporary Scandinavian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Swedish Design Hazel Geometric Handwoven Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau Collection Swedish Design Hazel Geometric Handwoven Wool rug Size: 13'5" × 14'6" (408 × 441 cm) This flat weave modern rug was undoubtedly inspired by traditional...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Doris Leslie Blau Swedish Geometric Style Half Pile Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau Swedish geometric style half pile rug Size: 13'0" × 22'0" (396 × 670 cm) The Swedes are notable for their weaving masterpieces which are both of exceptional desig...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Swedish Design Green, Violet, Black, Beige Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau collection Swedish design green, violet, black, beige wool rug Size: 7'2" × 10'1" (218 × 307 cm) Popularity of Swedish rugs seems to match that of Classic Persian...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Märta Måås-Fjetterström, Decorative Wall Tapestry
Located in Copenhagen, DK
Marta Maas-Fjetterström, woven textile, tapestry technique. Framed in double glass, so that you can see the wall colour against the tapestry. Signed AB MMF. (AB Märta Måås-Fje...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Oversized Swedish Hemp Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau Collection oversized Swedish Hemp rug Size: 14'3" × 27'9" (434 × 845 cm) Modern Swedish rugs are amongst most sought after types of carpets thanks to their superb...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Hemp

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Swedish Design Brown, Orange, Blue, Green Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau Collection Swedish design brown, orange, blue, green wool rug Size: 12'0" × 15'2" (365 × 462 cm) Modern area rugs by Doris Leslie Blau draw richly from the centur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Doris Leslie Blau Collection Oversized Swedish Style Geometric Wool Rug
Located in New York, NY
Doris Leslie Blau Collection Oversized Swedish Style Geometric Wool Rug Size: 15'0" × 25'0" (457 × 762 cm). Popularity of Swedish rugs seems to match that of classic Persian rugs. De...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

OpArt Danish Rya Bullseye Rug
Located in Hingham, MA
Vintage square Danish Rya rug, 100% wool, produced in the 1960's but never used. Has been kept rolled and wrapped in storage for over 50 years. Your feet will be the very first to ...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rya Dania Taepper Abstract Bullseye in Blues Square
Located in Hingham, MA
Deep dense 100% wool shag pile square rya rug produced in Denmark circa 1965 by Dania Taepper in an abstract collage of contrasting blues. Measures: 98" x 98" This vintage rug has...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Pirouette, Kust Collection by Mehraban
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Pirouette is a mesmerizing rug that features a stunning natural color scheme displaying an array of wonderful symbolical motifs. Ivory and light brown play an integral part in illumi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central Asian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rya 'Scala' by Hojer Eksport Wilton
Located in Hingham, MA
Vintage Danish Rya rug, 100% wool, produced in the 1960's but never used. Has been kept rolled and wrapped in storage for over 50 years. Your feet will be the very first to walk on i...
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1960s Danish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Ulriken, Kust Collection by Mehraban
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
The Ulriken rug is a handwoven wool piece inspired by vintage Scandinavian design elements and recreated for the modern design world. The repetitive slant grid creates balance and ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central Asian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Blomstra, Kust Collection by Mehraban
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A mesmerizing rug that features a stunning natural colour scheme displaying an array of wonderful symbolical motifs. Cedar brown and ivory play an integral part in illuminating the r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central Asian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Modlina, Kust Collection by Mehraban
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
The 'Modlina' rug is a handwoven wool piece inspired by vintage Scandinavian design elements and recreated for the modern design world. The rug's shag balance and harmony, handwoven ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central Asian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Sudersand, Kust Collection by Mehraban
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
This outstanding mastery of Sudersand rug from the Kust Collection features perfect detailed patterns of charcoal, cream, and chocolate brown outline and fringes. A collection that w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central Asian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Swedish Rölakan Flat-Weave Rug
Located in Stockholm, SE
Swedish handwoven wool carpet in “rölakan” flat weave technique by unknown designer or maker. Made sometime during the 1950s. Length 238cm (excluding fringes).
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Large Swedish Rölakan Flat-Weave Carpet by Ingegerd Silow, 1960s
Located in Stockholm, SE
A large flat-weave rölakan carpet designed by Ingegerd Silow, Sweden. Handwoven with a geometric pattern where the colors are different shades of brown, yellow, pink, green, blue and...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool, Linen

Scandinavian Design Geometric Gray Hand Knotted Wool Pile Rug
Located in New York, NY
Scandinavian Design geometric gray hand knotted wool pile rug Size: 4'10" × 7'1" (147 × 215 cm) This contemporary Swedish pile rug embodies the greatest ideals of the traditional n...
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21st Century and Contemporary Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Blomstra, Kust Collection by Mehraban
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A mesmerizing rug that features a stunning natural colour scheme displaying an array of wonderful symbolical motifs. Cedar brown and ivory play an integral part in illuminating the r...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central Asian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Pirouette, Kust Collection by Mehraban
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
Pirouette is a mesmerizing rug that features a stunning natural color scheme displaying an array of wonderful symbolical motifs. Ivory and light brown play an integral part in illumi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central Asian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rug, Anonymous, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rug, anonymous, Sweden, 1950s. Handwoven wool. Pile technique. Measures: L 210 cm/ 6' 11'' W 140 cm/ 4' 7 1/2''.
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Ulla Parkdahl Swedish Flat-Weave Rug, Signed UP, Sweden, 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ulla Parkdahl Swedish Flat-Weave Rug, Signed UP, Sweden, 1960s This is an excellent example of Ulla Parkdal as a master weaver of exquisite Swedish rug designs. With a distinctly mi...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Ulriken, Atlas Collection, Seasons by Mehraban
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
The Ulriken rug is a handwoven wool piece inspired by vintage Scandinavian design elements and recreated for the modern design world. The repetitive slant grid creates balance and ha...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central Asian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Thus, Kust Collection by Mehraban
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
The 'Thus' rug is a handwoven wool piece inspired by vintage Scandinavian design elements and recreated for the modern design world. The repetitive grid creates balance and harmony, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central Asian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Borlange, Kust Collection, Seasons by Mehraban
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
The 'Borlange' rug is a handwoven wool piece inspired by vintage Scandinavian design elements and recreated for the modern design world. The rug's shag balance and harmony, handwoven...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central Asian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Scandinavian Rya Rug. Size: 3 ft 6 in x 5 ft (1.07 m x 1.52 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Rya rug, origin: Finland, circa mid-20th century. Size: 3 ft 6 in x 5 ft (1.07 m x 1.52 m)
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Mid-20th Century Finnish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Motala, Kust Collection by Mehraban
Located in WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA
A sophisticated rug in Kust Collection that will surely leave you in awe upon laying your eyes towards this piece. Its simple yet interesting design is complemented with tassels on a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Central Asian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

New Indian Area Rug Scandinavian Design
Located in Dallas, TX
New Indian area rug handwoven from the finest sheep’s wool. It’s colored with all-natural vegetable dyes that are safe for humans and pets. It’s a traditional Scandinavian design han...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

New Indian Area Rug Scandinavian Design
Located in Dallas, TX
New Indian area rug handwoven from the finest sheep’s wool. It’s colored with all-natural vegetable dyes that are safe for humans and pets. It’s a traditional Scandinavian design han...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

New Indian Area Rug Scandinavian Design
Located in Dallas, TX
New Indian area rug handwoven from the finest sheep’s wool. It’s colored with all-natural vegetable dyes that are safe for humans and pets. It’s a traditional Scandinavian design han...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

New Indian Area Rug Scandinavian Design
Located in Dallas, TX
New Indian area rug handwoven from the finest sheep’s wool. It’s colored with all-natural vegetable dyes that are safe for humans and pets. It’s a traditional Scandinavian design han...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

New Indian Area Rug Scandinavian Design
Located in Dallas, TX
New Indian area rug handwoven from the finest sheep’s wool. It’s colored with all-natural vegetable dyes that are safe for humans and pets. It’s a traditional Scandinavian design han...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

New Indian Area Rug Scandinavian Design
Located in Dallas, TX
New Indian area rug handwoven from the finest sheep’s wool. It’s colored with all-natural vegetable dyes that are safe for humans and pets. It’s a traditional Scandinavian design han...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

New Indian Area Rug Scandinavian Design
Located in Dallas, TX
New Indian area rug handwoven from the finest sheep’s wool. It’s colored with all-natural vegetable dyes that are safe for humans and pets. It’s a traditional Scandinavian design han...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Handwoven Vintage Scandinavian Kilim Rug in Red, Beige-Brown All Over Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
A distinguished vintage 6x9 Scandinavian Kilim rug, handwoven in wool from Sweden circa 1950-1960. With unique Scandinavian influences showing strong in the piece, the distinctive ge...
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1950s Swedish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian-Inspired Silver-Gray and Blue Wool Kilim Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim’s hand woven Swedish-style rug hails from the latest wool flat weave additions to the Scandinavian collection, a celebration of large-scale geometry and exciting vintage ...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Rug & Kilim’s Scandinavian-Inspired Geometric Gray and Blue Wool Kilim Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Rug & Kilim’s hand-woven Swedish-style rug hails from the latest wool flat weave additions to the Scandinavian Collection, offering our unique, refined large-scale approach to the ge...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Scandinavian Inspired Hand Knotted Geometric Blue and Pink Wool Rug
Located in Long Island City, NY
Originating from India, this geometric hand knotted wool rug employs a borderless, contemporary all-over field design strongly inspired by antique and vintage Scandinavian design pat...
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2010s Indian Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Double Sided Swedish Kilim Rug
Located in Evanston, IL
Swedish double sided rug, country of origin: Sweden / Scandinavia, circa mid-20th century. An incredibly talented Swedish rug weaver and designer, is responsible for creating some ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool

Impi Sotavalta Finnish Hand-Woven Lavender and Marigold Geometric Ray Rug, 1920s
By Kiikan Kotomo, Impi Soltavata
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Impi Sotavalta (1885-1943) Finnish hand-woven wool lavender and marigold geometric ray rug, c. 1928, Finland. Gorgeous thick pile. Rare, divine color combination.
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1920s Finnish Vintage Scandinavian Modern Rugs and Carpets

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Wool