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Welcoming 2022 at Klooftique

Longing for long, lazy December days? So are we! Fortunately, we have all these beautiful textures and summer tones in our showroom to welcome us back.

We’ve decided to reintroduce our popular So Lo daybed promotion, which has been a Klooftique staple for ore than 10 years. The deep and low seating makes for optimal lounging!

The promotion applies to the standard size of 2500 x 1500 and available in one of four leather options: Rustica Spice, Charcoal, Copper or Brown.

RUSTICA COPPER:

RUSTICA BROWN:

RUSTICA CHARCOAL:

RUSTICA SPICE:

As far as rich, gorgeous textures go, few things come close to natural, distressed, full grain leathers. For high traffic areas, the Weathered Zambezi and Rustica ranges we tend to recommend most frequently.

You’re bound to stain or mark your sofa at some point, so it only makes sense to have an upholstery finish that improves with age and looks better the bigger the beating.

If the proper care is taken, leather can last you many, many years – some pieces even make for wonderfully useful heirlooms. Be sure to avoid direct sunlight and harsh chemicals, as sunlight will cause the leather to fade, while harsh chemicals may dry out the leather and cause it to crack. If you do need to clean your leather piece, a damp cloth usually does the trick.

Once you’ve given your sofa a good clean, we recommend waxing it with Plush Hide Food to feed and nourish the leather.

Further leather care instructions can be viewed on our website;

Leather Care

 

Festivities and Farewells

And so, another year draws to a close. As we begin to look forward to forward to long summer days and a well-deserved rest, we want to make sure all our clients are able to continue shopping the full coveted Klooftique range.

Our range of promotional pieces will still be available to order until we reopen in January 2022, so you still have some time to get your orders in.

OXFORD SOFA IN LEATHER

PROMO FINISHES:

Rustica Spice leather

Rustica Brown leather

Rustica Copper leather

The promotional Oxford sofa is available in two sizes; 2300mm wide and 2000mm . The 2300mm retails for R16 995.00 (Full price: R20 995.00) and the 2000mm retails for R14 995.00 (Full price: R19 995.00)

Due to popular demand, we’ve decided to extend our fabric Oxford promotion. The promotion applies to two sizes, 2000mm and 2300mm, available in two finishes – Thunder Cloud and French Grey.

Sizing and pricing:

2000mm: R10 995.00 (Full retail: R13 995.00)

2300mm: R12 995.00 (Full retail: R15 995.00)

FRENCH GREY

THUNDER CLOUD

Remember, the sooner you get your order in, the sooner our team can get it out of production and into your space!

With the end of another year comes another end of a story, as we prepare to say goodbye to a valued member of our team. Katherine will be leaving Klooftique after two years with the company to pursue her passion for writing. We wish her the very best and can’t wait to see what she does with this exciting chapter.

We’d like to express our gratitude to all our wonderful clients who have made this year such an eventful one. We were able to design and manufacture so many gorgeous pieces and collaborate on many exciting projects.

Our showroom will be closed from 23.12.2021 until 05.01.2022. All queries and requests will be tended to as soon as we’re back in our beautiful showroom!

May you have a restful festive season filled with belly laughs and beach days! We’ll meet you in 2022.

The Klooftique Team

 

The Klooftique Wrap-Up

 

As another year begins to draw to a close, we mindfully reflect on the days that were and the memories shared.

November was a very special month for us, as we celebrated the birthday of one of the Klooftique team’s finest! Justine was fortunate to visit Paris with her mother and decided to take in some true Parisian furniture design and craftsmanship.

Inspired by the appreciation of traditional design and beautifully made pieces, Justine’s visit to Paris served as a renewed love for effortlessly chic, simple, handmade design.

       

The familiar, yearly itch of updating our spaces in anticipation of family gatherings again coincides with loss and disappointment, as many are unable to have their loved ones with them for a second year. Let’s remember to be kind to one another and be mindful of others.

Klooftique was built on the foundation of family, valuing tradition, and appreciating the beauty in the everyday. As we enter the final month of the year, we are grateful for the lessons learnt, growth and perspective gained; ready to face the challenges that may come.

Parisian Romanticism; Finding Stillness and Appreciation in a Loud World

Regarded as one of the most important historical events, the Romanticism movement was a gathering of poets, writers, artists and philosophers whose ideas and works changed the way many of us view the world today – turning many of us into Romantics.

As the world around us becomes more fast-paced and louder each day, many are finding solace in the stillness.

Klooftique found its humbled beginnings in restoring old, forgotten pieces; recognising their potential while at the same time having a deep appreciation for their origins. It, therefore, makes complete sense that we return to these roots

In a market inundated with mass-produced pieces,  Cape Town Leather Chairs offer an exceptional range of rare, vintage designs. While many are hand-selected restorative projects, other designs have been manufactured by the Cape Town Leather Chairs and Klooftique family for more than a quarter of a century.

Each vintage chair manufactured or restored by Cape Town Leather Chairs is upholstered in distressed timeless leathers, which often tell a story all on their own. Each piece is therefore not only unique but will only improve with age.

The exclusive range of Cape Town Leather Chairs can be viewed in the Klooftique Showroom. With many of the vintage pieces having sold not long after their arrival, his makes for a constant rotation of exceptional design.

Visit our blog again later this month to hear all about our trip to Paris and all the beautiful and exciting things we saw.

Here’s a sneak peek;

The legacy of meticulous craftsmanship

As we enthusiastically embrace Spring and prepare for the bustle of Season, we find renewed inspiration in the hues and textures we’re greeted by every time we visit our factory.

We appreciate the strength of working with natural products, because a natural product will do what it naturally does; its beauty lies in its unpredictability. What better way to celebrate that than combining rare hides, rich in character, with hand-turned, solid timber feet and strong frames to create the Vintage range.

The Vintage furniture range is manufactured by Cape Town Leather Chairs – exclusively for Klooftique.

*The Spencer chair: R10 995.00

 

*The DC10 chair: R11 995.00

The Vintage range aligns perfectly with the Klooftique ethos; recognising the beauty of imperfection and giving it new life by crafting sustainable heirloom pieces.

The Vintage range by Cape Town Leather Chairs can be viewed in the Klooftique showroom or on the Klooftique website;

https://klooftique.com/

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Another classic Klooftique design that’s made a comeback is the LOOP chair, popularised by the Shaun fabric range, which is currently on promotion at R6 995.00 (full retail: R8 995.00).

The LOOP promo has been so successful, that we’ve decided to extend the promotion to the end of September and is available in 6 different colours.

SHAUN – ALOE

 

SHAUN – BUSHVELD

 

SHAUN – CONGO

 

SHAUN – DORPER

 

SHAUN – MERINO

 

SHAUN – SHETLAND

As we look forward to longer, warmer days filled with leisurely strolls and the scent of sand and sunscreen in our noses, let’s remember to wear our masks, maintain social distancing and treat each other with kindness and empathy.

Coming Full Circle

This month marks one year since we posted our blog post, titled “Our Next Step” (read it here: https://klooftique.com/furniture-stores-cape-town/ ) in which we spoke about our plans to redo our showroom, return to our Klooftique Core and the importance of sustainability.

While we’ve faced many challenges, we look back on the last year with gratitude and content.

Our goal for the year was to strip away the excess and get back to our raw form; a sobering experience, but one we’re immensely grateful for. Necessity is the mother of invention, after all.

In the next few blogposts, we’ll be sharing some of our exciting collaborations, our revamped showroom that allows for a more boutique shopping experience and our extensive new range of products.

We’re featuring three of our favourite new designs to kick off the next Klooftique season;

Sleigh Media Unit: R19 995.00

 

Minimalist Bar Cart: R7 995.00

 

Minimalist coffee table: R6 995.00

We have so many exciting projects and collaborations on the horizon and can’t wait to share them with you.

Moody hues, the Klooftique way

One of the design trends most noticeable in our own showroom and homes is the use of dark hues.

From a fresh coat of moody grey paint on an accent wall to textured, dark floor coverings, incorporating dark hues into your space doesn’t have to be a costly or challenging task.

We are crushing on Carey Carter’s Muses, available in a range of colours, each one featuring its own Zen teaching and retailing for R1 450.00. A striking piece of art, which introduces organic textures and muted, moody hues.

 

As we’re slowly starting to head into the wintery months, there is no better time to give your living space a comforting, tonal facelift.

To bring the dark-hued trend into your home, shop our latest promo below!

https://klooftique.com/product/promo-so-lo-daybed/

SO LO DAYBED IN WEATHERED ZAMBEZI CHARCOAL
Size: 2500 x 1500
PROMO PRICE: R28 995.00
Full retail: R34 995.00

Welcoming 2021 at Klooftique

As we slowly settled back into the new normal following an eventful 2020, we reflect on the year that was and approach 2021 with renewed anticipation and enthusiasm.

As so many of the top design trends for 2021 are in line with our ethos, it makes perfect sense to feature a few on our monthly blog posts.

For January, we will be featuring one of our favourite design trends for 2021, which features grounded, earthy shades.

These can be seen especially in our go-to leather colours and textures. After going back to our Klooftique Core in 2020, we love that organic elements are a prominent feature, as this is most certainly not just a trend, but a design staple.

 

Victoria chair in Diesel Toffee: R11 995.00

Sahara sofa in Diesel Brown, 2200mm wide: R22 995.00

Forget “New Year, New Me”! How about “New Year, New PROMO”?

We are working on an exciting new promotional design to kick off the new year, so be sure to keep an eye out on our social media for the exciting coming announcement!

For our first recipe of the year, we’re featuring one of our favourite chilled soup recipes, ideal for long, summer days. We love how simple and quick it is to make!

Chilled Pea, Avocado and Mint Soup by My Darling Lemon Thyme

(Image: My Darling Lemon Thyme)

INGREDIENTS:

350g fresh or frozen peas (defrosted if frozen)

625ml chilled vegetable stock

1 x large avocado

80ml Coconut milk

2 x cloves garlic, peeled

½ cup firmly packed mint leaves

2 x tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

METHOD:

Place peas, vegetable stock, avocado, coconut milk, garlic and mint leaves into a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Stir in lemon juice and season to taste with the sea salt and black pepper. Chill the soup in the fridge for an hour prior to serving.

Enjoy!

 

Now that we’re back in the swing of things, be sure to visit our showroom in Kloof street!

Our trading hours are as follow;

Mon – Fri: 10:00 – 16:00

Sat: 10:30 – 14:00

Hoping to see you all very soon!

The Klooftique Wrap-Up

And just like that, we’re midway through December! While for many 2020 has been a trying year, we are grateful for the small victories we’ve been able to experience as a business and team.

This year has taught us to strip away the excess; to focus on living more sustainably and more considerately.

We are excited for the projects and opportunities that 2021 will bring and continue to focus on providing our wonderful clients with beautifully manufactured heirloom pieces and responsibly sourced accessories and artifacts.

You don’t have to wait ‘til 2021 though to get a peek at some of the accessory designs we’ve been working on!

Introducing our single and double shoe racks, manufactured in black ferro steel;

Double shoe rack: R1995.00

 

Single shoe rack: R1295.00

Making its debut is our much-loved Tree Coat Stand in the brand-new Brass tone;

As 2020 draws to a close, we would like to extend our gratitude to all our amazing clients for their continued support during this challenging year. We were privileged to work on some very exciting projects and collaborate with brilliantly creative minds; just a few of the highlights of our year.

Now that we will be putting an eventful year behind us, we will be taking a little break to recharge before we take on 2021.
Our showroom will be closing on the 23rd December, but we will reopen again on the 4th January.

May you have a wonderfully blessed festive season; from our families to yours!

A Klooftique Summer

This past year, we’ve been so fortunate to introduce some of our favourite brands into the Klooftique space, just in time for summer!

We’re longing for long, hot days spent on the beach, cold watermelon slices on a porch and impromptu picnics with family in the garden.

Summah’s gorgeous range of towels and blankets will likely have us making more trips to our favourite beaches and riverside spots, along with a good book, sunscreen and Wick’s Multi-Use Mist.

Wick’s Multi-Use Mist is great for days where head straight from the beach to cocktails, as it can be used as a scented body mist. Our personal favourite is the Pink Suede, a combination of white musk coconut and tuberose.

WICK Multi-Use Mist in Pink Suede: R195.00

 

Our go-to WICK product has to be the wax melter and melts, which we use in our space every day. As all the WICK scents blend together beautifully, you can mix and match your scents to suit your mood.

WICK Wax Melter: R295.00
WICK Scented Wax Melts: R160.00

In the spirit (no cheeky pun intended) of summer, we thought one of our favourite (kind of) healthy cocktails could be just the thing!

INGREDIENTS:

Fresh, generous piece of ginger

Freshly squeezed lemon juice from one lemon

Half a cucumber

2 x Green apples

Kale or spinach (whichever you like)

Fresh mint

Tequila

 

METHOD:

It could not be easier; simply juice all the above ingredients, add tequila to taste and pour over a lot of ice!

 

ENJOY!

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