Collab Alert: The Rug Company x Sebastian Herkner

We can't wait to get our hands – or should we say feet? – on this fashionable new flooring collaboration

What do you get when you cross soft, natural texture with architectural lines and geometric pattern? The love child between flooring experts The Rug Company and modern furniture designer Sebastian Herkner.

Launched at leading design exhibition, IMM Cologne, in January 2018, the striking rug collaboration jumps on the geometric trend, featuring overlapping quadrilateral layers and structures of grid patterns and block colour frames. But best of all? Despite the clean cut lines it’s plush and sumptuous for your feet.

Mainland Light

The graphic design was inspired by city landscapes, evident in the intriguing range of pile heights that create a three-dimensional effect. On the collection, Herkner says: “There is a sensitivity and clear identity in my collection. I was inspired by cityscapes and transported characteristics from various contexts to create these dramatic and unique designs.”

The design comes in two colours; Mainland Light, a creamy combo of powder pink, dusty grey and eggshell; or Mainland Dark, a more punchy palette of navy blues – perfect for a masculine or minimalist schemes.

Sebastian Herkner’s Mainland Dark design

The elegant combination of handknotted silk and Tibetan wool creates an irresistible and interesting play on textures – and ultimately creates a simply seductive, silky-soft rug.

Both rugs will be available in various sizes from The Rug Company’s showrooms and online from February 2018, prices start from £2,210 (1.83m x 1.22m) or £990/m2.

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