Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From a big win for a talented local designer and mesmerising murals to new releases from Le Creuset and Mungo and a new limited-edition chair, these are VISI’s top picks of the week.

1. Mungo’s Sea Foam Dhow Towels

Local textile brand Mungo has added a new colour to its range of light-weight 100% linen Dhow Towels. The hue is inspired by the sea foam that washes up onto the shores of Plettenberg Bay (where the brand’s mill is based).

Images courtesy of Mungo

2. Thebe Magugu Wins the LVMH Prize

Joburg-based designer Thebe Magugu has won the LMVH prize for 2019. The €300 000 prize, complete with a one-year mentorship programme, is awarded by the luxury group to talented young designers from across the world. Thebe is the first designer from Africa to win the coveted prize.

Image via lvmh on Instagram

3. Limited-edition Chair from Feather & Swan

New local brand Feather & Swan has released a limited-edition accent chair in collaboration with artist Dayna-Gay Tate and furniture designer Andrew Dominic. Both the fabric and the chair, made from American Oak, was created especially for the collab. Feather and Swan showcases one design at a time, with only 25 “Victoria” chairs made available.

Images courtesy of featherandswan.co.za

4. Le Creuset Launches Soirée

Le Creuset has launched a brand-new Art Deco-inspired 24 cm Signature Round Casserole, a homage to the 1920s. Drawing on the glamour of the era, Le Creuset has combined its Deep Teal colourway with a gold pattern. It’s available at the brand’s select boutique stores and online.

Images courtesy of Le Creuset

5. Street Murals by 1010zzz

Making use of colour and illusion, Hamburg-based street artist 1010zzz’s mesmerising murals look like portals into unexplored worlds. In an interview with Urbanshit Gallery, on why he uses “holes” in his work, he answers, “Maybe only because holes seem to end in darkness; and that’s what’s encouraging our imagination.”

Images via 1010zzz on Instagram