Klooftique Celebrates its 50th Anniversary
We are back in our showroom at 87 Kloof street after a restful festive season – and celebrating our 50 years in the South African design trade!
2023 marks 50 years since Klooftique’s doors were first opened by Gerald and Beulah Furman in 1973 at 87 Kloof street.
What began as a humble furniture restoration and retail space, would eventually become one of South Africa’s premier brands and manufacturers of handcrafted, bespoke heirloom furniture – all while remaining a family-owned business.
Take a trip down memory lane with us as we humbly look back on 5 decades of inspiration, growth, and immense pride and gratitude at what we’ve been able to achieve in the last 50 years.
Following in his father, Gerald Furman’s footsteps, Jarome Furman and his wife, Marianna Furman would eventually take over the reins. And with a keen eye for design, Jarome and Marianna would spend the next few decades elevating Klooftique as a brand and work to continuously remain ahead of the curve in craftsmanship and design.
A staple of Kloof street, the building housing our showroom is an official Heritage building, and has had its fair share of facelifts over the years.
From our earlier days;
To subtle, modern hues;
To our favourite, most striking facelift yet;
Jarome and Marianna Furman have long prescribed the ancient Japanese philosophy of Wabi Sabi.
In essence, in Japanese aesthetics, wabi sabi centers on embracing the imperfect and finding the beauty in it.
This philosophy is always top of mind at Klooftique. From sourcing leather, timber and finishes – down to the natural, handcrafted decor accessories selected for our showroom.
“In keeping with the notion of beauty in imperfection, we are creating furniture that, as an expression of individuality, simplicity and a lifestyle, is detached from materialism and mass production.” – Jarome Furman
In our last blog post, we spoke of our core ethos of sustainability and timeless design, and how we are constantly working to adapt to design, trend and lifestyle demands.
We started taking a look back at Klooftique through the decades and featured the 70s:
The decade we first opened our doors.
Read about it here: https://klooftique.com/the-annual-wrap-up-2022/
This month we’re featuring the 80s and how certain design elements from that decade still feature in our range to this day.
If you love pastels, you’re sure to find your perfect match with our extensive range of velvet fabrics!
These are available to view in-store or upon request.
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Available to order in fabric or leather, nothing makes a design statement quite like a chunky arm chair!
All fabrics and leathers can be viewed in-store or upon request.
Unsure about which design and finish is best for you? Simply send an email to email@example.com with your design-related request and we will assist you in selecting a Klooftique sofa, armchair, daybed or corner unit tailored to your lifestyle.
87 Kloof street
Tel: 021 424 9458
Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 17:00
Saturday: 10:30 – 14:00