After studying at the "Vereinigte Staatsschule fur Angewandte Kunst" in Berlin and the "Polytechnicum" in London, Eckart Muthesius started working for the architectural firm James & Yerbury before joining Sir Raymond Unwiin.
He worked also with his father, Hermann Muthesius, founder of the "Deutscher Werkbund". In 1929 Eckart met Prince Yeshwant Rao Holkar Bahadur in Oxford, who later became Maharajah of Indore.
The Maharajah asked him to design his palace "Manik Bagh", which means "Jewel Gardens".
Within four years this palace became a masterpiece of art.