Roger Oates Design | Runners and Rugs

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About us
“Authentic materials, rich texture and delicate design balance are core to our artisan heritage.”

Roger Oates and Fay Morgan Oates first began designing and hand producing flatweave rugs and runners more than 25 years ago.

The reinvention of the Venetian Flatweave process led to a series of creative experiments with colour, pattern and texture that now number more than 100 individual designs currently in production. This truly British product has become a design classic, furnishing floors and stairs not only in the UK but also across the globe.

Choose from bold striped borders in a herringbone texture to detailed stripes-within-stripes or wide bands of colour. Stripes are endlessly versatile and provide the ultimate in understatement.

“An eye for colour, authentic woven flatweave runners and an instinct for everyday luxury is the hallmark of Roger Oates Design.”

By combining practicality and an innate sense of classic design, our rugs and runners are timeless examples of both heritage and innovation.

The classic collections of signature stripes remain central to our ethos of artisan products, created with care on power looms and checked by hand throughout the process. Our distinctive rugs and runners are made from a British Cheviot wool blend that’s spun and dyed in Yorkshire. The weaving takes place in the UK on specially adapted narrow-width looms to create rugs and runners with clean woven edges. All finishing is then done by hand at our workshop in Herefordshire.

Whether you want to create a natural, neutral backdrop or a stunning design statement, we have the materials, styles and colours to complete every room in your home.