Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From a stylish new café in London and a new locally-designed chair to a spring-inspired homeware collection and intricate illustrations on musical instruments, these are VISI’s top picks of the week.

1. Chucs Café in London

London- and LA-based interior architecture and design firm Fettle is behind the look of the stylish Chucs Café in London’s Chelsea. The interiors feature pastel pink leather bar stools, patterned marble floors and oak panelled walls inspired by 1950s Italian glamour.

Image credit: Helen Cathcart

2. Leonardo Frigo’s Illustrated Instruments

Inspired by history, literature and music, London-based artist Leonardo Frigo, who was recently featured on Instagram, creates intricate ink illustrations by hand on string instruments like violins and cellos.

Images via @leonardo_frigo_ on Instagram

3. Ori Dining Chair by Louw Roets

Louw Roets has launched a new Ori Dining Chair, made using traditional joinery techniques in oak, ash, walnut or iroko, with woven cord in red, yellow, black, nude or blue. The lightweight chair features a wide backrest for maximum comfort.

Images via louwroets.co.za

4. theMAAK Designs Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation Testing Clinic

In partnership with the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation (DTHF), social architects theMAAK have designed a new 500 clinic in Masiphumalele in Cape Town. “The building appropriately addresses both the ambition and prestige of the internationally acclaimed research of DTHF, as well as the sensitive human nature of their work,” say lead architects Ashleigh Killa and Max Melvill.

Image credit: Anton Scholtz, courtesy of theMAAK

5. Love Milo’s Spring Blossom Collection

Cape Town-based homeware brand Love Milo, headed up by designer Nicki Ellis, has launched its Spring Blossom collection. The new range includes cushions, tote bags and storage baskets in French Lilac and pistachio fabric that’s covered with blossoms, peaches and butterflies.

Images courtesy of Love Milo