No one can deny the emergence of Contemporary carpets as the source of decor inspiration especially from the beginning of the 20th century. Whether contemporary rugs refer to designer, art deco or arts and crafts carpets, they all have one thing in common and that is their unusual and at times minimalistic designs in uncompromising colours. The Arts and crafts embrace a wide variety of carpets, which do not have a strong common thread, other than the fact that they grew out of desire by a handful of influential artists, designers and architectures, to promote sound principles of design. William Morris the father of Arts and crafts carpets was an instrumental figure in showing that it is possible to produce beautiful hand knotted carpets in the west. Also it is worth mentioning other influential names associated with Arts and crafts carpets like John Ruskin, Voysey, Ronnie Mackintosh and also wonderful rugs made in the region of Donegal in Ireland. In the 1920s and 1930s there was a great vogue for abstract art Deco style carpets designed by artists, Architects and designers both in Europe and America. Plain often cream, blue and white rugs they became very much the taste for Modernists or minimalist homes, where they can be incorporated into a specific interior.
As a retailer who has spent the past 20 years collaborating with many famous designer houses, we know selecting a Contemporary rug in right colours and style can compliment any interior significantly. We are only after unique and niche contemporary rugs, as we believe only through originality is that any individual decor can be defined.
Over the last few years there has been a remarkable surge of interest in contemporary rugs. This has had a beneficial effect on many aspects of interior design and the decorative arts, including carpet design. Not since the 1920’s and 1930’s has there been such a choice of contemporary rugs available on the UK. Buying contemporary rugs online even though daunting, but at the same time accessible. Where as in the past Arts and Crafts carpets considered as contemporary rugs, today art deco, designer and other oriental rugs have spoiled potential buyers with choice. We at Imperial Rugs only select the best of contemporary rugs. We are normally after niche and exclusive designs with elegant colours. The selected carpets need to instantly change the ambiance of the interior with their colour platters. Our contemporary rugs online embrace various styles whether modern or classic. The increasing popularity of contemporary oriental carpets, which use traditional techniques and materials but are modernist and graphic in design, has produced some very effective results. The production of handmade or hand tufted contemporary rugs in many countries such as India, Tibet, Egypt, China provides a massive choice to the potential buyers. One of the main things we recommend for the customers to look out for is the fineness of the yarn, which is considered to be the essential guide to the quality of the contemporary rugs. We at Imperial Rugs are constantly hunting for the best contemporary, Art Deco, Arts and Crafts and designer carpets at the UK and are quite happy to fulfil your requirements even the chosen rug was out of stock. We do have connections with various warehouses and carpet dealers and can source both modern and classic rugs in compatible prices. Why not visit us at www.imperialrugs.co.uk to find out our selection.