Vintage Pierre Cardin Rugs
Vintage Pierre Cardin Rugs are rugs created by the Italian-born French fashion designer Pierre Cardin.
History & Description
Cardin has produced hundreds of products, including rugs, clothes, watches, floor tiles, perfumes, furniture and automobile interiors.
Cardin is known for his odd cosmic designs and geometric shapes. He began designing men’s clothes in the early-1950s and branched into unisex fashions around 1954. His designs were almost exclusively experimental and not always practical.
Cardin began creating rugs in the 1960s. Made predominantly from wool, his rugs were designed in the same Space Age style as his clothes. As well as containing intricate designs, some with metallic threads, his range of rugs also included casual and shaggy examples. Arguably his most popular range of rugs is Concorde, which is typical of Cardin’s preference towards geometric shapes and subtle, earthy colours.
Guide for collectors
Instances of Pierre Cardin rugs sold at both national and international auctions are quite uncommon. They are also rarely sold on online bidding sites, such as eBay and Trocadero.
There are several websites where it is possible to purchase vintage Pierre Cardin rugs. For more information, collectors should visit the following websites; Rug Couture, The Rug Warehouse and Deco Rug.
Notable auction sales
On October 24th 2009 at Rago Arts and Auction Center in Lambertville, New Jersey, a signed vintage Pierre Cardin wool rug realised a price of $4,500.
On April 25th 2010 at Rago Arts and Auction Center in Lambertville, New Jersey, a signed vintage Pierre Cardin Concorde 1 wool rug realised a price of $2,300.
On October 25th 2008 at Rago Modern Auctions in Lambertville, New Jersey, a signed vintage Pierre Cardin wool rug realised a price of $2,000.
On January 7th 2010 at Rago Arts and Auction Center in Lambertville, New Jersey, a signed vintage Pierre Cardin wool rug realised a price of $1,500.
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