GUILD Studio, the multi-faceted design group, has collaborated with local fashion and textile designer, Nicholas Coutts, to produce Loom. This is the designer’s first foray into interiors and the range features a striking chaise longue and throw.
Loom’s elegant and minimalist shape offsets the rich colour palette and hyper-tactility of its handwoven upholstery. Since launching his eponymous label two years ago, Nicholas’ one-of-a-kind textiles have caught the fashion world’s attention.
With Loom, he mixes metal lurex, wool, mohair, karakul, cotton and acrylic yarns in bands of boldly contrasting colour to create a piece of furniture that is exuberant – the standout feature of any space. The shape and form of this chaise longue are loosely based on an abstract version of an actual weaving loom. Looking to showcase the unusual textures, vibrant colour palette and handcrafted details of Nic’s work, GUILD Studio worked with him to design a pared-down seat with removable backrest and cushion, sitting lightly atop thin metal legs. As with every piece of collectible design we’ve come to expect from GUILD, this collection is highly covetable.
GUILD Studio is an ever-evolving space that displays contemporary homeware by local designers, and are known for their cutting-edge, quirky, yet modern collectible design. Loom is currently on display at Southern Guild at the art and design-focused Silo District in Cape Town, and was unveiled as part of the Colour Field group exhibition. Colour Field was inspired by the artists of the 1950s and 1960s, known by the name Colour Field painters, and this exhibition included local talents such as Houtlander, Jesse Ede and Tonic Design as well as young up and coming names like Ben Orkin. It is on show until the 12th of September, and really can’t be missed. Read more about Colour Field, where you can view Loom, here.