Local Fabrics That ‘Wow’
I’m always delighted to see South African designers releasing exciting and innovative new products onto the decor scene. Two items that deserve a mention are the fresh fabrics by Cottonberry and the limited edition Qalakabusha Sofa created by Ardmore Design Collection, both of which are now being distributed by Mavromac South and Mavromac respectively. A fabric house that prides itself on being South African, Cottonberry was born in the scenic Midlands in KZN five years ago, under the creative eye of Felicity Ellis. High-quality imported dyes are used with all printing done locally. The Organics Collection with its soft, natural hues will inject a stylish calm into any space. Launched at Design Indaba in Cape Town earlier this year, the limited edition Qalakabusha Sofa is covered in showstopping fabric that captures the style and spirit of Ardmore Ceramic Art. The KZN-based company has been creating distinctive, witty ceramic pieces for the past 25 years, which have gained recognition around the world. The departure into fabric design is a welcome extension of what is a distinctive South African design style. Only 40 sofas have been made with each being printed individually and bearing the hallmark Limited Edition ‘Ardmore Design Collection 1 of 40’ insignia on the back. And there are more fun plans afoot for 2012 with the upcoming range of unique Ardmore Fabrics designed in the Ardmore Studio and printed in collaboration with Mavromac South. Above from left to right: 1) Qalakabusha Sofa by Ardmore, R56 000. 2) The back panel/ limited edition medallion appearing on the Qalakabusha sofa. 3) The Cottonberry Organics Collection. Stockist details: Cottonberry Organics Collection, available at Mavromac, cottonberry.co.za. Mavromac, 1 Camp Road (corner of Waterloo), Wynberg, Cape Town, mavromac.co.za.