Blair Moore, creative director and principal of Moore House Design, has launched a new luxury furniture brand called Roweam. Moore was inspired by her upbringing on a cattle farm in Australia and wanted to create furniture that evokes a sense of nostalgia and can be passed down through generations.
Roweam’s debut collection, New Vintage, features nine heritage-quality pieces made in collaboration with local craftspeople. The collection includes the NBL dining table, the Pavilion wingback chair with romantic fringed detailing, and the Bromley sofa and ottoman with midcentury-style slipcovers. In addition, Roweam also offers a curated selection of vintage and antique furniture and accessories called True Vintage.
In other design news, Armadillo, a rug maker, has partnered with Leif to create a plant-based rug cleanser called Barefoot. This cleanser is specifically formulated for wool floor coverings and is part of a more holistic approach to cleaning, including an accompanying playlist of “effervescent anthems” for a more enjoyable chore day.
Italian appliance maker SMEG has introduced the largest model of its retro FAB Refrigerator to date. The FAB50 features enhanced cooling technology and an automatic ice maker.
Cuisinart is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its food processor by releasing a reproduction of its original sepia-tinted design.
In terms of gallery openings, Southern Guild, a contemporary art and design gallery in Cape Town, is expanding to the United States with a permanent presence in Los Angeles. The new venue, designed by Evan Raabe Architecture Studio, will feature exhibition spaces, a courtyard, and a restaurant. The inaugural shows will include “Mother Tongues,” which explores the social impact of African art, and a solo showcase of ceramic works by Zizipho Poswa.