Matthew Williamson's travel-themed rug collection is the nod to escapism that your autumnal home desires

The designer has joined forces with India's largest homemade rug makers to fill your scheme with sun-steeped style

Matthew Williamson's rug collection in a rustic living room
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British design powerhouse Matthew Williamson has teamed up with iconic Indian rug manufacturer, Obeetee, to create the most decadent collection of the season thus far. 

What more do we know about the modern home decor idea of the moment? Synonymous with daring patterns and an indulgent palette, Matthew Williamson was perhaps the perfect partner for Obeetee – the largest handmade rug maker in India. 

Located on the fringe of the Ganges on the ancient Grand Trunk Route, Obeetee epitomizes Indian design through its authentic aesthetic and timeless weaving techniques. When paired with Matthew's signature designs, it's a match made in an interiors heaven.

Matthew Williamson X Obeetee

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While it is easy to lust over Matthew's designs, such as the Atlas Sky rug below, there remains more to these rugs than what meets the eye. Unseen from these photos is the nine months of craftsmanship that goes into each of these knotted rugs – meaning each rug has the quality of a painfully stylish heirloom piece.

Matthew Williamson X Obeetee

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Admirers of Matthew's work may already know that much of his designs stem from the artist's utopia of Deià in Mallorca. It is, therefore, unsurprising that the rugs showcase a certain escapist allure through their hues and their names. 

Stand-out pieces include Sunset Dreams, Oh so Sisco (above), and Majestic Trinity (below). This is Balearic-inspired maximalism at its finest.

Matthew Williamson X Obeetee

(Image credit: Graham Atkins-Hughes)

'A truly luxurious rug has been handcrafted by an experienced and highly skilled artisan using traditional techniques which are centuries old, taking time and love to create an item to adorn a room and bring comfort and joy,' shares Obeetee's European Business Development Manager, Karen Skinner. 

Sharing her flooring ideas, she emphasizes the ornate technicalities behind the brand. 'Matthew's hand-knotted collection is truly luxurious with a high knot count of 150 knots per square inch taking nine months to make one rug,' she adds. 

Is this the most fashionable modern home idea of the season? We think so. Though. We confess; it's almost too stylish to stand on. Tread carefully. 

Megan Slack
Megan Slack

Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc's Homes titles. She has a background in national newspapers in the UK and has experience in fashion and travel journalism, which she previously practised whilst living in Paris and New York City. Her adoration for these fashion capitals means she particularly loves writing about contemporary styles and trends for Livingetc.