Monte by Pampa
Pampa’s new collection of rugs and cushions is an ode to the dry forests of northern Argentina, known by the name Monte. The rugs are full of grain and texture; hand-dyed with mostly plant-based pigments and handwoven by artisans in remote communities using pure Argentinian sheep’s wool.
Patterned with stripes in earthy tones of brown and rust, cool greys and shades of blue, this collection features more mustard tones and rich indigos, along with a new colour, moss, which has been dyed with yerba mate, the green tea of Latin America.
“Our inspiration for the collection is Mother Earth, known as Pachamama all throughout South America. It can be a colour palette of a rocky mountain, a desert, a big open grassy plain, the highlands of the Andes Mountains,” Pampa co-founder Vicky Aguirre says. “We believe that all of our rugs carry a rooted sense of place, that’s why we like photographing them in the surroundings of where they are created.”
Carnival by Kate & Kate x Arent & Pyke
The newest collection by homewares label Kate & Kate is a collaboration with design studio, Arent & Pyke. “We contacted Arent & Pyke more than 18 months ago after reading about their interest in textiles in an interview. We never thought they would say yes to a collaboration with us,” says Kate & Kate co-director Kate Pascoe Squires.
Throws, cushions and table linens are decorated with geometric patterns and painterly prints. The collection is inspired by the act of celebration and is at once “jovial and nostalgic”, says Pascoe Squires. Cotton and linen pieces in the range are made in India, and the alpaca blankets are produced in South Africa from Australian wool.
“From day one, the collaboration process has been a real joy. The development of the collection mood boards was a thrill. The girls really pushed the boundaries with some incredible results.”
AW17 24 KARAT by Kip&Co
The newly launched AW17 24 KARAT collection by Kip & Co is huge. As is typical of the brand, it’s an eruption of colour. An extensive range of homewares includes rainbow resin cutlery sets, velour bath towels, chequered robes, velvet quilts and pillowslips in deep green, rose and baby blue. It’s loud and bold, with punchy prints and mixed textures.
“Our 10th collection, AW17 24 KARAT has more colour and kapow than we’ve ever done before,” says co-founder Alex van der Sluys. “We’re set on bringing colour back into people’s homes.”