Collab Alert: The Rug Company x Sebastian Herkner

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

The graphic design was inspired by city landscapes, evident in the intriguing range of pile heights that create athree-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.

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.

Lotte Brouwer

Lotte is the Digital Editor for Livingetc, and has been with the website since its launch. She has a background in online journalism and writing for SEO, with previous editor roles at Good Living, Good Housekeeping, Country & Townhouse, and BBC Good Food among others, as well as her own successful interiors blog. When she's not busy writing or tracking analytics, she's doing up houses, two of which have features in interior design magazines. She's just finished doing up her house in Wimbledon, and is eyeing up Bath for her next project.