Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From Tom Dixon’s new Milan restaurant where you can buy everything you see to Cape Town-based artist Keren Setton’s detailed embroidered artworks and a new pop-up book shop, these are VISI’s top picks of the week.

1. Tom Dixon’s Milan Restaurant and Showroom: The Manzoni

Renowned designer Tom Dixon recently opened a new restaurant in Milan called The Manzoni. The idea behind the space is that you can also buy the studio’s designs from the “showroom” floor. In fact, the aim is for diners to be able to buy everything in the restaurant, from candle holders and glassware to furniture.

Images via dezeen.com

2. Keren Setton’s Embroidery

Cape Town-based artist and art director Keren Setton creates intricately detailed embroidered artworks, including a variety of beloved pets, from cats to bunnies. Her work was even used as part of a marriage proposal!

Images via Keren Setton on Instagram

3. TASCHEN Pop-up at A4 Arts Foundation in Cape Town

If you’re a big fan of the books TASCHEN publishes, you’ll be excited to know that A4 Arts Foundation in Cape Town is currently hosting a pop-up shop filled with books from the German publisher. Expect to find titles on Zaha Hadid, Marlene Dumas, Wolfgang Tillmans and Nobuyoshi Araki, to name a few. The pop-up runs until July 2019.

Image credit: Kyle Morland, courtesy of a4arts.org

4. ROWDY Bags

Cape Town-based leather bag brand ROWDY bags, who recently moved into a new factory space in Salt River, manufacture a range of accessories by hand, including backpacks, totes, sling bags and travel pouches. Shop online at rowdybags.com.

Images courtesy of ROWDY Bags

5. Iwona Kosicka’s Cherry Pendant Lamps

Polish designer Iwona Kosicka has created a series of cherry-inspired lamps, hand-made from ecological glass. Available in three colour combinations, the painted lights feature detailing in powder-coated black matte steel and brushed brass, and can be mounted to the ceiling.

Images via designboom.com