For those of you who don’t already know, the ancient looms of Mungo’s weaving museum as well as Mungo’s magnificent shop is situated in the landmark destination of South Africa’s Garden Route – Old Nick Village. Here Mungo is surrounded by lush indigenous gardens as well as other creative retailers. Housed in a 19th Century Cape settlement, Old Nick Village is steeped in plenty of rich South African history. Initially a trading store in the 1800’s, the lease was taken over by Mungo founders, Stuart and Janet Holding, in 1978. Since then it has grown into an important creative hub – a centre for fine craftsmanship, art and design – as well as a great stop for the whole family to enjoy.
Forever coming up with new projects to keep his hands busy, Stuart Holding has recently installed a number of quirky and creative benches in the area. In keeping with the historical feel of Old Nick Village these benches have been wittingly made using the spare parts of old weaving machinery. Fun and beautifully designed these benches fit in perfectly with their surroundings at Old Nick Village. Instead of sitting in the waiting room, feel free to take a seat and get comfy on one of ‘the waiting looms’ whilst the others shop up a storm.