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MID-CENTURY MODERN STYLE

Organically shaped, clean-lined and elegantly simple are three terms that well describe vintage mid-century modern American furniture. The style, which emerged primarily in the years following World War II, is characterized by pieces that were conceived and made in an energetic, optimistic spirit by creators who believed that good design was an essential part of good living.

Postwar American architects and designers were animated by new ideas and new technology. The lean, functionalist “International Style” architecture of Le Corbusier and Bauhaus eminences such as Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Walter Gropius had been promoted in the United States during the ’30s by Philip Johnson and others. New building techniques, such as “post-and-beam” construction, allowed the International-style schemes to be realized on a small scale, in open-plan houses with long walls of glass.

Materials developed for wartime use became available for domestic goods and were incorporated into mid-century modern furniture designs. Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen, who had experimented extensively with molded plywood, eagerly embraced fiberglass for, respectively, pieces such as the La Chaise and the Womb chair. George Nelson and his design team created Bubble lamp shades using a new translucent polymer skin. Harry Bertoia and Isamu Noguchi devised chairs and tables built of wire mesh and wire struts. Materials were re-purposed: the Danish-born designer Jens Risom created a line of chairs that used surplus parachute straps for webbed seats and backrests. The Risom lounge chair was among the first pieces of furniture commissioned and produced by legendary manufacturer Knoll, a chief influence in the rise of modern design in the United States thanks to the work of Florence Knoll, the pioneering architect and designer who made the firm a leader in its field.

As the demand for casual, uncluttered furnishings grew, more mid-century designers caught the spirit.

Classically-oriented creators such as Edward Wormley, house designer for Dunbar Inc., offered such pieces as the sinuous Listen to Me chaise; the British expatriate T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings switched gears, creating items such as the tiered, biomorphic Mesa table. There were Young Turks such as Paul McCobb — who designed holistic groups of sleek, blonde-wood furniture — and Milo Baughman, who espoused a West Coast aesthetic in lushly upholstered chairs and sofas with angular steel frames.

As the collection of vintage mid-century modern chairs, dressers, coffee tables and other furniture on 1stDibs demonstrates, this period saw one of the most delightful and dramatic flowerings of creativity in design history.

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Style: Mid-Century Modern
Italian Mid-Century Modern Round Short-Pile Carpet with Circular Motifs, 1970s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian Mid-Century Modern round short-pile carpet with circular motifs, 1970s Round short-pile carpet, with circular motifs inside in orange, burgundy and white on a brown backgrou...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Italian Short Pile Fendi Carpet, 80s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian short pile Fendi carpet, 80s Brown and beige zebra striped short pile carpet with red and black details from Fendi, 1980s. On the corners there is the logo in red. Goo...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Vintage Scandinavian Swedish Kilim Rug. Size: 5 ft 2 in x 7 ft 7 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Scandinavian Agda Osterberg Kilim rug, Country of Origin / rug type: Scandinavia, Circa date: Mid-20th century. Size: 5 ft 2 in x 7 ft 7 in (1.57 m x 2.31 m)
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Long Pile Carpet from Welur Kietrz, Poland, 1970s
Located in Żory, PL
This long pile carpet was manufactured by Welur Kietrz in the 1970s. It has a flame pattern. The carpet is in very good condition.
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Empire Hand Knotted Wool Antique Reproduction Large Rug
Located in Barcelona, Barcelona
Imperio rug made in Spain, circa 1970. Hand knotted wool antique reproduction Measures: 300 x 300 cm.
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1970s Spanish Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Rare Handmade Carpet Antique Armenian Kilim Rug Traditional Floral Kilim
Located in Hampshire, GB
This fine wine red wool rug is a handwoven masterpiece. Woven with fine organic materials the central design features a bold all-over design with a red background and accents of pink...
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Early 1900s Armenian Antique Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Vintage Rug Green Turkmen Bukhara, Hand-Knotted Wool Carpet
Located in Hampshire, GB
This grand area rug was woven in the 1980s with a bold central medallion woven with floral and geometric motifs, in accents of red and ivory on a green background. This has then been...
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1980s Turkmen Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Vintage Persian Bakhtiari Runner with Four Seasons Design and Traditional Style
Located in Dallas, TX
77595 vintage Persian Bakhtiari runner with Four Seasons Design and Traditional style. Cleverly composed with traditional style, this hand-knotted wool vintage Persian Bakhtiari runn...
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Vintage Moroccan Rug with Mid-Century Modern Style, Beni M'Guild Moroccan Rug
Located in Dallas, TX
20759 Vintage Moroccan Rug with Mid-Century Modern Style, Beni M'Guild Moroccan Rug. A happy marriage of Hygge vibes and Mid-Century Modern style are created in this perfectly plush ...
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Mid Century Modern European Carpet in Brown, Beige, Black, Taupe and Tan
Located in Atlanta, GA
A European Carpet with Mid Century Modern Design in Brown, Beige, Taupe, black and Tan. Rug/J10-0502, European Mid Century Rug This Modern design vintage European rug displays an abs...
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21st Century Spotted Icelandic Sheepskin
Located in Miami, FL
21st Century Spotted Icelandic Sheepskin with a beautiful thick coat and unique spotted colorway. Perfect XL size as a rug or cover for furniture.
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21st Century and Contemporary Icelandic Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Vintage Verner Panton Scandinavian Shag Rug. 7 ft x 9 ft 9 in
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Verner Panton Scandinavian Shag Rug, Country of Origin: Scandinavia, Circa date: Mid-20th Century. Size: 7 ft x 9 ft 9 in (2.13 m x 2.97 m)
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Mid-20th Century Scandinavian Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Vintage Swedish Deco Rug. Size: 4 ft x 6 ft (1.22 m x 1.83 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish Deco rug, origin: Sweden, mid-20th century. Size: 4 ft. x 6 ft. (1.22 m x 1.83 m) Full of style, color and energy, this inviting midcentury Scandinavian vintage ru...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Double-Sided Swedish Kilim. Size: 5 ft x 7 ft 8 in (1.52 m x 2.34 m)
Located in New York, NY
Double-sided Kilim, Sweden, circa 2000. Size: 5 ft x 7 ft 8 in (1.52 m x 2.34 m) This pop art-esque double sided Swedish kilim owes it’s design to Scandinavian tradition. A hypnotic...
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Early 2000s Swedish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Vintage Scandinavian Pile Carpet. Size: 4 ft 7 in x 6 ft 2 in (1.4 m x 1.88 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Scandinavian rug, origin: Scandinavia, circa mid-20th century. Size: 4 ft 7 in x 6 ft 2 in (1.4 m x 1.88 m) This handsome vintage rug from Scandinavia embodies the perfect...
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Vintage Moroccan Rug. Size: 4 ft x 7 ft 6 in (1.22 m x 2.29 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Moroccan rug, country of origin: Morocco, date circa middle part of the 20th century. Size: 4 ft. x 7 ft. 6 in (1.22 m x 2.29 m) Beautifully decorated with a formal repeat...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Vintage Moroccan Rug. Size: 5 ft 10 in x 11 ft 10 in (1.78 m x 3.61 m)
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Moroccan Rug, Country of Origin: Morocco, Circa date: Mid-Twentieth Century. Size: 5 ft 10 in x 11 ft 10 in (1.78 m x 3.61 m)
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Mid-20th Century Persian Tribal Kilim Accent Rug in Cream, Brown, Charcoal
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Persian tribal flat-weave Kilim accent rug handmade during the mid-20th century with 3 zebra striped columns in cream, brown, and charcoal. Measures: 6' 2" x 9' 9".
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Mid-20th Century Persian Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Room Size Vintage Moroccan Rug. Size: 5 ft 3 in x 9 ft (1.6 m x 2.74 m)
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful Room Size Vintage Moroccan Rug, Country of Origin / rug type: Morocco, Circa date: Mid 20th century. Size: 5 ft 3 in x 9 ft (1.6 m x 2.74 m)
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Modernist Vintage Hook Rug/Wall Hanging Musical Motif
Located in Buffalo, NY
Modernist vintage hook rug/wall hanging, musical Motif, in the manner of Picasso, excellent original condition, nice use of color, texture and space.
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Mid-20th Century Unknown Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Vintage Afghan Rug, Red Handwoven Red Wool Carpet
Located in Hampshire, GB
This fine wool rug was woven by hand in Afghanistan in the early 2000s. The central design features a traditional geometric motif design woven in accents of cream blue and green on a...
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1990s Afghan Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Beautiful Design Geometric Wool Carpet / Rug, 1950s
Located in Praha, CZ
- 1950s - Czechoslovakia - Good original condition - Handmade of wool.
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Brown Gray Ochre Heriz Room Size Rug, 20th Century
Located in New York, NY
Earth color Persian Heriz Tribal rug with a geometric motif on a brown charcoal color ground, accents in ochre, rust, yellow and terracotta, circa 1920. Measures: 9'4” x 11'.
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1920s Persian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Italian Short Pile Fendi Carpet, 80s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian short pile Fendi carpet, 80s. Brown short pile rug with dark green details from Fendi, 1980s. On the corners there is the logo in dark green. Perfect conditions. Meas...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Geometric Kilim Carpet or Rug
Located in Praha, CZ
- Czechoslovakia, 1970s - Double-sided - Nice complete fringes - In style of A. Kybal.
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Antique Striped Carpet Zig-Zag Kilim Rug Brown Cream Wool Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This fine antique brown wool Kilim rug was woven by hand in the 1940s in Azerbaijan. The central design has been woven with a brown background and features a bold cream zig-zag desig...
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1940s Azerbaijani Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Handmade Rug Vintage Afghan Rug, Traditional Oriental Area Carpet
Located in Hampshire, GB
This elegantly woven wool carpet was constructed by hand in the 1960s. The central design has been woven with three large diamond medallions woven with a decorative surrounding desig...
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1960s Afghan Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Vintage Turkish Painted Oushak Kars Wide Runner with Contemporary Tribal Style
Located in Dallas, TX
52288 Vintage Turkish Painted Oushak Kars Gallery Rug with Contemporary Modern Style 05'06 x 15'06. Add personality to your space with a modern take on eclectic style. This vintage T...
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Rug by Anna-Greta Sjöqvist, Sweden, 1950’s
Located in Stockholm, SE
Rug by Anna-Greta Sjöqvist, Sweden, 1950’s. Knotted handwoven wool. Relief pile technique. Signed ’AGS’ Measures: L: 254 cm / 8’ 4” W: 168 cm / 5’ 6”.  
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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1970s Verner Panton Design Mira-Romantica Wool Rya Rug
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Rare original Verner Panton design 'Mira-Romantica' wool rya rug, circa 1970s. Made in England. Colors are bold and bright. A few light spots and soiling from use on floor. No odor...
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Mid-20th Century European Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Mid-20th Century Handmade Turkish Flat-Weave Kilim Accent Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish flat-weave Kilim accent rug handmade during the mid-20th century. Measures: 6' 2" x 8' 4".
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Brown and Black Italian Leather Checkerboard Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Italian Art Deco rug from the mid-20th century. A true oddity. Brown and black leather squares alternate in a chessboard (checkerboard) pattern on this totally modern scatt...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Vintage Scandinavian EGE Art Line Robert Jacobsen Rug. Size: 8 ft 2 in x 11 ft
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful and extremely artistic vintage Scandinavian EGE Art Line Robert Jacobsen rug, country of origin / rug type: Scandinavia, date circa mid-20th century. Size: 8 ft 2 in x 11 f...
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Mid-20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Antique Persian Hamadan Rug with Arts & Crafts Style
Located in Dallas, TX
77568, antique Persian Hamadan rug with Arts & Crafts style. This hand knotted wool antique Persian Hamadan rug features a serrated hexagonal medallion with anchor pendants floating ...
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Early 20th Century Persian Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Jaime Hayon 'Troupe' Rug for Nanimarquina
Located in Tilburg, NL
Jaime Hayon 'Troupe' Rug for Nanimarquina. New, current production. 170 x 240cm. Crazy, dreamlike and with a sense of humor, resembling a party: such is Jaime Hayon's new collecti...
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21st Century and Contemporary Spanish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Modern Kilim Rug Striped Geometric Kilim Area Rug Wool Cream Grey Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This bold geometric Kilim is a new modern rug woven by hand in Afghanistan. The patterns in this piece cover the whole face of this rug with eye-catching stripes, dots and oval shape...
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2010s Afghan Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

21st Century Icelandic Sheepskin
Located in Miami, FL
21st century Icelandic Sheepskin with a thick coat and unique and beautiful colorway. Perfect XL size for a rug or furniture cover to add a luxurious look to your space.
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21st Century and Contemporary Icelandic Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Vintage Scandinavian Ege Art Line Area Rug. 9 ft 10 in x 13 ft 3 in
Located in New York, NY
Nazmiyal Collection Vintage Scandinavian Ege Art Line Area Rug, Country of Origin / rug type: Scandinavia Rugs, Circa date: Vintage. Size: 9 ft 10 in x 13 ft 3 in (3 m x 4.04 m)
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Vintage Turkish Anatolian Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish Anatolian carpet from the mid-20th century. Measures: 8' 0" x 11' 7"
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Modern Striped Kilim Rug Handmade Carpet Blue Cream Wool Flat Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This modern flatwoven kilim is a handwoven piece constructed in Afghanistan. The design is woven with a bold stripe pattern with a simple blue and cream Scandinavian colour palette. ...
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2010s Afghan Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Rug & Kilim's Mid-Century Modern Rug in White and Black Square Rug Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Made with unique blend of hand knotted New Zealand wool, all natural silk, and exotic proprietary yarns as a 4 x 4 square rug, this Mid-Century Modern rug hails from the latest addit...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Samit Borgosesia Midcentury Blue and White Pure Virgin Wool Italian Rug, 1970s
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury blue and white pure virgin wool rug. This wonderful carpet was produced by Samit Borgosesia in Italy during the 1970s. This item is entirely made of the purest ...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Salmon Pink Chinese Rug Wool Carpet, Handwoven Oriental Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This elegant handmade carpet was constructed in the 1960s in China. The central design has been woven on a peach/ pink field with orange, purple and green accent colours that make up...
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1990s Chinese Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Organic Material, Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber

Handmade Oriental Turkmen Antique Carpet Wool Brown Cream Area Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This antique wool carpet was woven by hand in Afghanistan in the 1890s by Turkmen people. The central design has been woven on a brown-red background with a repeating pattern geometr...
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1890s Afghan Antique Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Rug Designed by Sigvard Bernadotte, Sweden, 1950s
Located in Stockholm, SE
This eye-catching rug was designed by Sigvard Bernadotte in Sweden during the 1950s. The textile was woven into a pattern comprised of geometric squares in various shades of blue tha...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Antique Kilim Rugs Armenian Handmade Floral Kilim Red Wool Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This fine cream wool rug is a handwoven masterpiece. Woven with fine organic materials, the central design features a bold all-over design with a red background and accents of pink, ...
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Early 1900s Armenian Antique Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Set of Samit Borgosesia Midcentury Beige Pure Virgin Wool Italian Rugs, 1970
Located in Roma, IT
Amazing midcentury yellow, beige, brown and orange pure virgin wool rug. This wonderful carpet was produced by Samit Borgosesia in Italy during the 1970s. This item is entirely ma...
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Mid-20th Century Italian Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Mid-20th Century Handmade Turkish Flat-Weave Kilim Accent Rug
Located in New York, NY
A vintage Turkish flat-weave Kilim accent rug handmade during the mid-20th century. Measures: 6' 8" x 8' 3".
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Mid-20th Century Turkish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Rug & Kilim's Mid-Century Modern Rug in Green and Beige All-Over Pattern
Located in Long Island City, NY
Made with unique blend of hand knotted New Zealand wool, all natural silk, and exotic proprietary yarns in 4 x 6 size, this Mid-Century Modern rug hails from the latest additions to ...
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2010s Indian Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Vintage After Andy Warhol Ege Art Line Diamond Dust Shoes Scandinavian Rug
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Scandinavian Ege Art Line After Andy Warhol diamond dust shoes rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Denmark, Circa date: 1996. Size: 6 ft x 9 ft 2 in (1.83 m x 2.79 m)
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Late 20th Century Danish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Traditional Antique Rugs Oriental Wool Carpet Home Decor Area
Located in Hampshire, GB
This fine handwoven wool Area Rug was woven in Azerbaijan, Kuba, in the 1880s. The central design has been woven with a Grande medallion, woven with accents of blue, beige, red and i...
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1880s Azerbaijani Antique Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Abstract Orange, Yellow and Brown Wool Carpet, 1970s
Located in Brussels, BE
Abstract orange, yellow and brown wool carpet, 1970s.
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1970s Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool

Vintage Berber Moroccan Rug with Cozy Hygge Vibes
Located in Dallas, TX
20928, vintage Berber Moroccan rug with Cozy Hygge vibes. This hand knotted wool vintage Moroccan rug emanates function and versatility with warm, hygge vibes. Featuring earthy ocher...
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Mid-20th Century Moroccan Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Cream Blue Wool Kilim Runner Rug, Traditional Handmade Flat-weave Rug
Located in Hampshire, GB
This fine wool kilim rug was woven by hand in Afghanistan in the early 21st century. The design features a bold geometric pattern woven in a repeating design, displaying a rich colou...
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Early 2000s Afghan Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool, Cotton, Natural Fiber, Organic Material

Vintage Minimalist Modernist Design Rug
Located in Milan, IT
A very charming example of Indian Modernism during the late colonial period. One can see a close similarity in style with Minimalist attitudes of the French 'neo-classiques' such as ...
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1940s Indian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Italian Mid-Century Large Round Carpet Blue, Green, Yellow and Red Fabric, 1980s
Located in MIlano, IT
Italian mid-century large round short pile carpet in blue, green, yellow and red fabric, 1980s Very large round short pile carpet. The rug has mainly light blue and dark green colors...
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1980s Italian Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Desso Op Art Round Carpet Mid-Century Modern, 1960s
Located in Antwerp, BE
A vintage round rug by Desso designed in The Netherlands Op Art period. In original good condition.
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1970s Dutch Vintage Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool, Acrylic

Vintage Swedish Rya Rug by Marta Maas-Fjetterström. Size: 5 ft x 7 ft
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Swedish Rya rug by Marta Maas Fjetterstrom, Origin: Sweden, circa mid-20th century. Size: 5 ft x 7 ft (1.52 m x 2.13 m) This captivating Scandinavian vintage rug features ...
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Mid-20th Century Swedish Mid-Century Modern More Carpets

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Wool

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