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
(Image credit: Graham Atkins-Hughes)

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 (opens in new tab) 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

(Image credit: Graham Atkins-Hughes)

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 (opens in new tab) (above), and Majestic Trinity (opens in new tab) (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
News Writer

Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA. 


Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.