Picks of the Week

picks of the week

From a colourful new blanket by Plett-based textile company Mungo to the second Vans and MoMA instalment, these are the VISI team’s top Picks of the Week.

1. Mungo Cypress Vrou Vrou Blanket

Mungo designer Lenore Schroeder did vast amounts of research into old weaving techniques for the conceptualisation of the Vrou Vrou blanket, adapting the traditional plaid check and waffle weave into something bold and contemporary, while still paying homage to the classic style. The latest iteration, Cypress, draws inspiration from the Garden Route coastline.

Images courtesy of Mungo

2. Lee Broom’s Maestro Chair

British designer Lee Broom has created a chair inspired by orchestral musical instruments. The Maestro chair, launched virtually during the London Design Festival, saw a 30-person orchestra perform while seated on the chairs. 

Video credit: @leebroom on Instagram Image credit: leebroom.com

3. Polly Pocket-Style Fictional Homes

The original 1980s Polly Pocket toy concept has been reimagined by The ToyZone, in collaboration with NeoMam Studios and CGI artist Jan Koudela, to feature spaces from popular movies and series, from Stranger Things to Friends, The Shining and The Simpsons.

Images courtesy of NeoMam Studios

4. Vans and MoMA Debut Second Footwear and Apparel Instalment

As a continuation to its collaborative collection launched in September, featured here, Vans has once again teamed up with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) on a second instalment of artist-inspired footwear and apparel. The latest collection includes the work of Edvard Munch, Jackson Pollock and Lyubov Popova, and will be in stores globally from 11 November 2020.

Images courtesy of Vans

5. Zara Home Online Launches in SA

Zara Home has launched its online shop locally, featuring stylish designs to decorate your space, from furniture and rugs to kitchen accessories, tableware and towels. You can shop online here.

Images courtesy of Zara Home