Artistic collaboration

The crafting of luxurious handwoven rugs is set for new inspiration as Fibre Designs announced its exclusive collaboration with RK Contemporary, a Riebeek-Kasteel based art gallery in De Waterkant, Cape Town.  

This partnership brings together Fibre Designs’ expertise in crafting luxurious, handwoven rugs and RK Contemporary’s commitment to curating contemporary South African art.   

Fibre Designs 

“Fibre Designs and RK Contemporary share a passion for pushing boundaries and reimagining traditional concepts,” says Pierre Antoine, creative inspiration and owner of Fibre Designs. “This collaboration represents a convergence of our dedication to high-quality craftsmanship and RK Contemporary’s commitment to promoting established and emerging local talent.” 

Antoine is a great believer in the craftsmanship and quality of his bespoke products. His knowledge of rugs is well sought after by Sotheby’s and Christie’s, for whom he often consults. 

A talent for design, coupled with a specialist technical understanding of hand-woven textiles, positions Fibre Designs as uniquely qualified to deliver products of distinct quality and beauty, and it is a creative haven for homeowners, interior designers and architects.  

Artistic collaboration

Astrid McLeod, owner and curator of RK Contemporary, and Pierre Antoine, creative inspiration and owner of Fibre Designs.

RK Contemporary 

“We are excited about the possibilities that this collaboration brings,” says Astrid McLeod, owner and curator of RK Contemporary. “It’s not just about combining textiles with art, but also about creating an experience within the spaces we inhabit. Together, Fibre Designs and RK Contemporary aim to elevate the way people perceive and interact with their surroundings.” 

RK Contemporary is an offshoot of Gallery Riebeek-Kasteel, as a platform to showcase established contemporary artists as well as emerging South African talent. The gallery hosts monthly exhibitions featuring contemporary art across a variety of disciplines. 

Themed exhibitions touch on thought-provoking socially relevant issues, such as identity, gender and the environment. 


As part of the collaboration, RK Contemporary will curate regular exhibitions at the Fibre Designs Studio in De Waterkant. These will feature contemporary art through the mediums of painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and ceramics.  


An exclusive partnership brings handwoven rugs and contemporary South African art together, which pushes boundaries and creates experiences within a space. 


For more information, contact: 

 Fibre Designs: 

Tel: +27 21 418 1054 



RK Contemporary: 

Tel: +27 83 653 3697 



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