- Featured in Elle Decoration Winter Issue: Cushion by Missibaba en Mevrou
Missibaba en Mevrou, bring it on.
The ice cube room posted last week (28 June) with the ever-shifting Bang + Olufsen television was, we thought, supremely tasty. But some of us started to shiver, speculating that watching TV in such a space could cause us to feel way too cool. In the physical sense. ‘Brrr, chuck me that knee rug,’ said our intern, as the rain bucketed on our heads for the fourth consecutive day in Cape Town.
At that very moment, my inbox got flooded with shots from Missibaba en Mevrou, whose range of scarves, cushions, vessels and handbags makes us feel toasty and, we think, would look wonderful in the B&O viewing room. Just one or two of them, strategically placed, in a strictly minimalist kind of a way – don’t you think?
Chloe Townsend and Anna Verloren van Themaat of Missibaba en Mevrou have kept their range bold and graphic using off white and black in the textile, tan leather and dark chocolate cotton for finishing. (You might have seen one of their beautiful cushions featured in our Winter Issue, now on shelf.)
We second Wallpaper magazine (2011) in saying that Missibaba is one of a dozen of reasons to be in South Africa – and to keep taking note of SA design.
All products are made from 100% Merino wool that has been dyed and spun in Worcester. They’re hand-knitted in Riverlands, felted in Vredehoek and finally finished in Woodstock using Namibian leather. They get around, these priddy things.
To catch them, try the Missibaba store in Bree Street, Cape Town. Or go www.missibabamevrou.com
Posted by Jenny Mason