A space where innovative and contemporary woven textile design meets traditional manufacturing processes, Mungo have opened a store and inner city micro-mill in the heart of Cape Town.
Situated in a beautiful four-story 1900s heritage building on Hout Street, it serves as an experiential retail space where customers can interact and learn about the art of weaving. Although most of the production still takes place at the mill in Plettenberg Bay, Mungo have transported one of their oldest looms to Cape Town – a Hattersley Domestic loom that was made in the 1890’s – with the aim being to bridge the gap between the maker and the market and to introduce customers to part of the process.
The building has been carefully refurbished, with all original architectural features including Oregon Pine floors, wooden staircase, and sash windows kept in place.
The ground floor and glass atrium is where you’ll find the shop. Below this is the micro-mill which can be seen from the street. Passers-by can often hear the clacking sound of the loom that is housed in the micro-mill and managed by Mungo’s resident weaver. The second floor of the building serves as a marketing hub for Mungo and is an office and photographic studio. And finally, the top floor is an open plan loft apartment for guests.
Images courtesy of Mungo
More about Mungo?
Visit their website: mungo.co.za
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