Rugs: Refined

Adding refined sophistication to its already exquisite collections, The Rug Company has collaborated with fashion designer Elie Saab for its newest offering. Renowned for his sense of elegance and quality, Saab drew on his personal passion for architecture and interiors to create three unique designs inspired by the signature elements of the house style – a fusion of femininity, luxury and modernity.

The collection takes its design direction from themes that recur within the House of Elie Saab’s aesthetic: foliage, floral motifs, texture and abstraction. Each design effortlessly depicts a creative vision, while highlighting the quality of craftsmanship and materials required to achieve it.

Lace Leaves

Lace Leaves translates the delicate lace motifs prevalent in Saab’s work. Abstracted leaves in raised silk yarns float on a matte wool background of the same colour, allowing the natural lustre of the hand-spun silk to depict the design in an elegant and impactful way.


The Brushstrokes design is an abstraction of painterly movements. Many subtle colours are at play in this design, gently merging in shimmering silk yarns. The meticulous craftsmanship of The Rug Company’s weavers ensures that each tone of the palette is perfectly matched in lustrous silk, and then carefully blended to give a subtle but highly decorative effect.

In Bloom

In Bloom features oversized florals in shimmering silk tones of teal, gunmetal and green. Challenging the traditional format of a rug, the blooms burst from both ends of the rug and reach for its centre, creating an elegant mirror pattern.

All three rugs have been expertly handwoven by The Rug Company’s weavers in Nepal, using age-old weaving techniques and the finest natural yarns. The collection is available exclusively from The Rug Company’s showrooms worldwide.

Read more about The Rug Company’s two-decade-long collaboration with Nepali weavers here.

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