Art Deco Rugs – The Art Deco Period
- The origins of patterns for art deco area rugs were set throughout the turn of the century through the widespread art nouveau and arts and crafts period furnishings.
- The acceptance of fabrics and floor coverings developed by William Morris and his popular contemporaries introduced the way for art deco area rugs manufactured by popular and creative designers.
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Art Deco, or Deco, is an influential visual art design style that first appeared in France just before World War I and began flourishing internationally in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s before its popularity waned after World War II. It took its name, short for Arts Décoratifs, from the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exposition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts) held in Paris in 1925. It is an eclectic style that combines traditional craft motifs and materials. The style is often characterized by rich colors, bold geometric shapes, and lavish ornamentation.