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Con­tem­po­rary de­sign meets tra­di­tional weav­ing in the Vrou-Vrou, a cot­ton blan­ket from lo­cal tex­tile com­pany Mungo. Orig­i­nally called the Vrou Throw, but changed af­ter a se­ries of mis­pro­nun­ci­a­tions, the Vrou-Vrou’s name is a South African play on the word ‘froufrou’, which de­scribes the rustling sound of fab­ric. Con­cep­tu­alised by Mungo’s Lenore Schroeder, who drew on the clas­sic Har­ris tweed and 3-D honeycomb weave as the ba­sis of her de­sign, the Vrou-Vrou’s first it­er­a­tion was seen at Mai­son et Ob­jet in Paris this year be­fore be­ing re­fined and sold on South African shores. ‘It’s not the stripes and checks that in­spire me as much as what hap­pens when the colours in­ter­sect. The blocks of tones cre­ated by the 3-D weave pro­duce the most beau­ti­ful, rich tex­tures. This is what got me most ex­cited,’ Schroeder says.

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