Glamorous. Mesmerizing. Timeless. Such indeed are geometric rugs. Nothing adds a greater finishing touch to an interior than a perfectly matched carpet. And what may be better than the versatility of figures, the abstraction of design and the order of symmetry? After all, they say that mathematics is the queen of the sciences, is it not? There is no way of resiting the charm of angular elegance exuded by this kind of interior ornaments. Their clean, clear, orderly esthetics will convince even the most demanding connoisseurs of decorating, leaving them in awe. Although we tend to associate geometric design with futurism, it may come as a surprise to many that this sort of rugs does not necessarily has to be placed in ultimately modern spaces. The category is broad and vast, not so easy to put into stiff frames as it comprises of many different patterns, trends and movements as well as a considerate number of high-end designers involved.
The general definition of geometric motifs is that they are abstract, nonrepresentational shapes such as circles, lines, ellipses, triangles, rectangles or polygons. But there is so much more depth and history behind it. It is worth mentioning that one of the most beloved and widely renowned type – Scandinavian, especially Swedish rugs – are a model, historical example of the use of geometry in design. There, a cross symbolizes a flower and a rhombus is a diamond – every figure has its own distinctive meaning. Moreover, we have Art Deco – an extremely influential style, which draws abundantly from geometry, composing figures in a way to obtain intricate, unobvious patterns, keeping them stylish at the same time.