The furry carpet was at its peak. The furry wall-to-wall carpet was all the rage. I should mention that Shag Carpet has somehow returned. It is by no means as omnipresent as before, but it does not belong to the list of endangered decorative objects of the seventies.
For the past few decades, hairy sex was considered a ridiculous monstrosity, a product of the decade of clinginess, often ridiculed. Floor covering advertisements are the best. Observe with nostalgia the carpet styles of yesteryear, often tasteless, but always bright. Of course, most vintage carpet ads only show a woman flattering her floor, but is that so bad? Let's take a look at some great examples from around the world in the 1960s and 1970s.
While talking to me, Emily could see from a bird's eye view the great “history of carpeted tables” in her design studio. This look at the past is particularly relevant for mid-century homes, because the boom in residential carpets didn't come until after World War II. I request information or have access to samples of carpets manufactured by Archibald Homes from the 1950s. At the same time, technological advances were taking place in the carpet industry: tufted nylon looked similar to the woven wool rugs and rugs of the pre-war years; however, nylon was more durable and much more affordable for the growing middle class.
She leads a nine-person team of colorists, designers and stylists whose focus ranges from color development to pattern design, and covers residential rugs, commercial rugs and hard surfaces (that is, they want something better and also different), Emily says, and explains another reason why children who grew up in homes with wall-to-wall carpets opted for hardwood with carpets. This combination of factors was truly the perfect storm that led the carpet to grow exponentially in the 1950s. In 1951, when the post-World War II housing boom in the United States continued to increase, the carpet industry sold about six million square yards of wall-to-wall tufted carpets across the country. For the past few years, he explained, his design team has been searching for scraps of vintage carpets that would visually capture key colors, style and design trends.
Another advertisement about Sommer carpets (from 1996), which also features a rough living room with a flattering French bird. I recently had the opportunity to speak on the phone with Emily about the history of carpets from the 1950s to the present day. Shag rugs, which were formerly made of 100% polyester, evolved to become 100% nylon, resulting in a much more attractive aesthetic and better performance. Lee Carpets is dedicated to criticizing grandmother's old and terrible styles in favor of the new and elegant styles of the Boomers, such as this “Body Shag” with colors splashed like an abstract painting.
By moving from black and white television to color television, they were able to see homes with televisions such as “The Brady Bunch”, where colorful lint or sculpted carpets were used. This is the most common method of manufacturing household carpets to cover floors in the world. There was something about that deep, thick carpet that seemed to fit like a glove with a decade full of disco music, drugs and a predominant sense of clinginess.