Rialheim: Tactile Futures

WORDS Michaela Stehr

In celebration of a decade of Rialheim, founder Rial Visage and his team are releasing a brand new textile collection named Tactile Futures as part of their growing homeware and lifestyle offering.

Known for their creative ceramic creations made at their Roberston base, the team have decided to expand their repertoire into the realm of fabrics, cushions and textiles. Moving beyond the medium of clay, material appeared to be the next step into the homeware realm.

For their first collection, Rialheim decided to collaborate with local artist and designer Tarien Bruwer, who interned for the brand in the past. “During the manufacturing process, we felt strongly about using local suppliers exclusively. We have formed incredible relationships in the process and have deepened our passion and awe for the craft community in our country,” they say. Locally woven with yarns of extremely high quality, these are more than just scatter cushions… they’re investment pieces and works of art with impressive longevity.

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The new range includes a scatter cushion collection in plains, geometric, linear and dog-inspired designs (with an added bonus of a dog bed) in monochrome and saffron, finished with tassels, borders and appliqué details.

Designs featured are “The Scratch”, “The Rialheim and Totem Pattern”, “The Colourblock Patchwork”, “The French Houndstooth”, “The Abstract Frenchie” and “the Frankie”.

Find them at select @home lifestyle stores, Egg stores, Rialheim’s Rand Steam store, Rialheim’s new Rockerfeller store in Cape Town’s Green Point and from the Rialheim website.

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