Interior and product designer Liam Mooney has launched his chic new Cape Town studio, offering a personally curated mix of collectables, newly designed furniture, vintage finds and limited-edition collaborative pieces.
Open to the public and trade, design enthusiasts can enjoy a mixed and constantly evolving offering of Liam’s favourite things, not to mention designer pieces and products by exclusive international brands. ‘Opening this showroom is a natural progression for our brand and has given us the opportunity to further explore our style in different mediums, while collaborating with some incredible local artisans,’ he says. ‘Most of the products on offer will be completely new and will give both interior designers and the public greater options to choose from when designing their spaces.’
The Made to Order range includes classic, comfortable and well-made pieces for the home, all of which are customisable to a degree. The range includes upholstered sofas and dining chairs as well as solid timber pieces such as sideboards and coffee tables. ‘That said, I will also be making a series of one-off designs that are a little more extravagant and will use interesting found materials’, adds Mooney.
Collectable furniture sourced from auctions are for sale alongside the Liam Mooney range. ‘I select pieces either because they are of extreme beauty or because they are important design pieces,’ says Mooney. ‘I like mixing vintage with new.’
Mooney has hand-picked a range of local artisans to create a series of limited-edition Liam Mooney designs. From tableware by acclaimed ceramicist Mervyn Gers to an anodised aluminium desk lamp with The Artisan, coffee mugs and sculptural vessels by SRVE ceramic studio, Mooney has worked closely with these producers to realise his designs. ‘I’m also collaborating with the talented up-and-coming fashion designer, Nicholas Coutts, on a bench. He’s created the textile and I’m making the bench, while designer Allan Lutge and I have collaborated on a simple piece of limited-edition furniture.’
Explore Alan Lutge’s work here.