Klooftique has just released its new collection of stylish homeware items, just in time for the winter months. From comfy daybeds and sofas to African artefacts and enviable imported Italian lighting, the newly refurbished shop on Kloof Street is well worth a visit. But our favourite of the lot is this chic Patchwork Ottoman, designed by Klooftique’s Jarome Furman. They’re made with either Nguni hide, zebra hide or leather, and are handsewn with inverted stitching or concealed stitching. Even better, the ottomans are light and easy to move around so you can use them conveniently as seating when you have guests. Or if you’d prefer, they also double as a beautiful coffee table. Jarome tells HL the inspiration for the item was to reduce, reuse and recycle. ‘We needed to make use of our off-cuts and what better way than to make these versatile ottomans? Great for placing in front of fireplaces, for kids rooms or to use as additional seating, the patchwork look is our take on the classic finish of patch working and provides an element of luxury and African charm with a contemporary feel.’ He adds that, ‘Informal seating has definitely become more popular with people enjoying a more laid-back approach to seating’. We can’t think of a better way to embrace this trend than with one of these plush ottomans in our living spaces. The Patchwork Ottoman is priced from R3 200 including VAT, depending on the size and finish. Visit their shop if you’re in Cape Town at 87 Kloof Street, Gardens; alternatively visit klooftique.com or call 021-424-9458.