The Joys of Spring

Walking down Jarvis Street in De Waterkant you will notice that a lot has changed, except one thing. Our beautiful Bougainvillea tree is always there.

Back in full bloom, she exudes colour, joy and excitement and has become a landmark in this creative little part of town which is seemingly fast becoming a popular hot spot with the new Cape Quarter extension taking root.

The Bougainvillea is a rapid growing tree and a popular ornamental plant, grown for the display of its flowers. Another rapid growing plant that can also add aesthetic value to a home is the jute plant. The use of the bast fibre of the jute plant is one of the most exciting developments in the rug industry.

The application of this natural, eco-friendly fibre has seen drastic improvement over the short period that it has been introduced to the market.

Earlier this year Pierre introduced this exciting fibre to the world at the Domotex Rug Fair in Germany. The Visual Silence range has received much attention and has been ordered by reputed companies such as ABC Carpet New York, the largest retailer of rugs and carpets in the world. In synergy with Fibre Designs’ philosophy, ABC also believes in bringing the essence of nature to the foundation of a home.

A good example of bringing the outdoors indoors is that of a rug just recently woven for a client in Franschoek. This beautiful, densely hand-knotted item incorporates the flora of the surroundings into the sophisticated country style home.