Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From a new PUMA collaboration and colourful crayons to a chair design inspired by palm trees and the latest collection of towels from The Cotton Company, these are the VISI team’s top picks of the week.

1. “Crayon World” by Imagebook

Imagebook, a project created by Japan-based Iwasaki Design Studio, has launched a range of colourful crayons. The shape of the crayons, when placed together, look like they could be tiny roofs. The aim of the project is to come up with creative product design possibilities.

Images via Imagebook

2. PAM Chair

After debuting a prototype of the PAM chair at Milan Design Week in 2016, Swiss design brand Studioforma has since perfected the design, together with Italian furniture manufacturer Meroni & Colzani. The tubular chair, inspired by palm trees and leaves, is handcrafted from walnut.

Images courtesy of Studioforma

3. PUMA X KidSuper Studios

PUMA has teamed up with Brooklyn-based streetwear and accessories brand KidSuper Studios on its first collaboration, inspired by its founder Colm Dillane’s past as a football player. Featuring the brand’s signature doodles, the collection features hand-drawn sketches and graphic prints. PUMA x KidSuper is available online and at PUMA Select stores in Cape Town and Braamfontein.

Images courtesy of PUMA

4. The Cotton Company’s New Waffle Weave Towels

Local brand The Cotton Company has launched a new range of 100% Turkish cotton waffle weave towels. Retailing at R629, the lightweight towels, measuring 85cm x 160cm, are super absorbent and fast-drying. The range is made up of seven different colourways, namely Wet Pebble, Slate, Oatmeal, Citron, Marigold, Petrol Blue and Coral Clay.

Image credit: Tasha Seccombe, courtesy of The Cotton Company

5. SA Wine Label Comes Second In The World

The Vinoneers’ Orpheus & The Raven wine range, owned by winemaker Etienne Louw and graphic designer Brenden Schwartz of Cape Town-based studio BRAVO Design, features hand-drawn, baroque-style sketches inspired by 16th-century artist Albrecht Dürer. The label was announced as the runner-up at The Drinks Business Awards 2020 for Best Design & Packaging for Wine.

Images courtesy of Orpheus & The Raven / Bravo Design