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Wool rug designed by Sonia Delaunay “1930”

Wool rug designed by Sonia Delaunay “1930”

Rug designed by Sonia Delaunay (France, 1885 – 1979)
Wool rug
Signed “Delaunay” et numbered “HC2/4”
318 x 254 cm
Edition: 12/100
Manufactured in circa 1975

Boccara has one of the largest and rarest textile collections of Sonia Delaunay.

A geometric rug titled “1930” in a Cubist Design by Sonia Delaunay.

Monogrammed SD at bottom left corner with cloth tag on rear stamped: Édité par ARTCURIAL, Signed “S. Delauney” and numbered N. 15/100.

Sonia Delaunay was the first to adapt the principles of Analytical Cubism and Collage to textile design endorsing her husband theories of simultaneous contrasts. Delauney had discovered the rich color palette of the Fauves and like the Futurists sought to convey a sense of speed and movement in her work. The original piece was designed for the living room of Dr. Charles Viard c. 1925, who was Delauney’s doctor and an avid art collector. This rare piece was edited by ArtCurial in Paris, circa 1970 and is signed by Delaunay on the back.

Literature: A similar model is published in Art Deco and Modernist Carpets, Susan Day, Cronicle Books, San Francisco, 2002, p.115.