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Klooftique Revisits the 90s

Since Klooftique’s inception in 1973, we’ve seen many furniture, interior and architectural design trends come and go.

By looking back at our brand and its growth in the last 50 years, we’ve been revisiting the most prominent trends and influences through the decades.

In December we featured the 1970s, and in January, we featured the 1980s. You can read all about these and how they influenced the Klooftique brand in our last two blog posts.

December 2022: The Annual Wrap-Up

January 2023: Klooftique Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

We’ll be focusing the spotlight on the decade of the moment for the month of February:

The 1990s.

Making its reappearance in fashion, design and architecture, and being named “The Good Decade” by History.com, the 90s is widely considered one of the most exuberant decades of modern times.

And no, we’re not just referring to butterfly clips, rattan furniture and tie-dye everything. 


The use of bold patterns and vibrant colours was a popular 90s design trend in both fashion and furniture. Naturally, pieces featuring these characteristics took centre stage in our display window at our showroom in Kloof street, Cape Town. 

As the popularity of this design trend gained more and more traction, so did the demand for vibrant, bold-patterned furniture pieces.

Nowhere is this more evident than in these images images straight from the Klooftique Archives:

The Roxy chair
This Klooftique sofa was even featured on one of the first House and Leisure covers!

The use of bold patterns and vibrant coloured fabrics has remained a beloved choice in many corporate and domestic spaces to this day.

Therefore many of our clients opt for rich velvets and textured fabrics for their chairs, sofas, daybeds and corner units.

These influences can be seen in a number of our furniture pieces.

Duke chair in Karia Marmalade
Grace sofa in Magic velvet 105
Mayfair sofa in Crown velvet Gold


Oversized, deep sofas were more popular than ever during the 1990s.

Therefore large, black leather sofas with timber and chrome detailing could be considered the height of sophistication.

So Lo Daybed in Weathered Zambezi Charcoal

The chairs in the above images were manufactured by hand – the timber and chrome elements
meticulously polished and finished, before being exported to a client in Germany.

While clients now lean more towards a buffed or full grain leather, as opposed to the popular corrected grain of the 1990s, black leather remains an in-demand finish.


Our full range of leather and fabric finishes can be viewed in our showroom at 87 Kloof street, Gardens, Cape Town or upon request.

Simply send us an email: info@klooftique.com

Or visit our showroom:

87 Kloof street


Cape Town

South Africa

Tel: 021 424 9458

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