Matumi leather and granite desk lamp

By Adrian Lombard

Designer

Adrian Lombard

Woodcrafter

Darren Myburgh and Ernst Mittermair

Tree

Matumi tree

Common name

Matumi tree

Matuni Leather and Granite Desk Lamp

This is a proudly South African design at its best, using all proudly South African materials: matumi wood, Rustenburg black granite and Kudu hide. The Kudu hide provides a gorgeous hue for the light and the intricate leather stitching decorates and ties the Kudu hide in perfectly with the matumi top and bottom. Small wooden highlights are inserted into the granite base to consolidate the piece.

DESIGNER

“Design is intelligence made visible.” This personal expression embodies the life and work of Adrian Lombard. The founder of Essential Earth Global and Essential Curiosity is a connoisseur of personal branding and specialist in designing products, spaces and experiences. He combines fast-paced, high-level intellectual thought with authentic, creative and soulful creative talent. Each project Adrian creates has meaning, ritual and history etched into the space and fabric. He gets his inspirational ideas from international trends, global travel, world cuisine, playing the piano and the simply joy of living.


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THE MATUMI TREE

THE TREE

The matumi is a majestic evergreen tree and a protected species in South Africa. It can grow up to 40m in height and carries pale yellow flowers and fruit.

WHERE ARE THEY FOUND?

The matumi is associated with water and is most often found near permanent rivers and in riverine forests. In South Africa it is found in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Northern Province.

WOOD PROPERTIES

Matumi wood is very heavy and hard, is used for furniture, boats, floors and construction work. It was used for railway sleepers up to 1960.

The bark of the matumi tree is used in traditional African medicine, mainly for diarrhoea, arthritis and other digestive problems.

ELEVATION DRAWINGS

PHOTOGRAPHIC ANGLES

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    Angle 1

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    Angle 2

  • Angle 3

    Angle 3

OTHER PIECES BY ADRIAN LOMBARD

  • Matumi and Steel Dining
    MATUMI AND STEEL DINING ROOM TABLE
  • Matumi and Steel Server
    MATUMI AND STEEL SERVER
  • Matumi and Steel Coffee Table
    MATUMI AND STEEL COFFEE TABLE
  • Matumi and Steel Side Server
    MATUMI AND STEEL SIDE SERVER
  • OliveGlassDT1 wildoliveandglassdiningtable
    WILD OLIVE AND GLASS DINING TABLE
  • Camphor trestle server
    CAMPHOR TRESTLE SERVER
  • Jackalberry trestle server
    JACKALBERRY TRESTLE SERVER
  • Jackalberry Trestle Dining Table
    JACKALBERRY TRESTLE DINING TABLE
  • Leadwood Buffet Server
    LEADWOOD BUFFET SERVER
  • Matumi Leather and Granite Desk Lamp
    MATUMI LEATHER AND GRANITE DESK LAMP

OTHER PIECES IN COLLECTION

  • Matumi Dining Table
    MATUMI DINING TABLE
  • Jackalberry Dining Table
    JACKALBERRY DINING TABLE
  • False Thorn Dining Table
    FALSE THORN DINING TABLE
  • Matumi and Leadwood Cocktail table
    MATUMI AND LEADWOOD COCKTAIL TABLE
  • Camphor Server
    CAMPHOR SERVER
  • Matumi Coffee Table
    MATUMI COFFEE TABLE
  • False Thorn Coffee Table
    FALSE THORN COFFEE TABLE
  • Olive Wood Bench
    OLIVE WOOD BENCH
  • Camphor Bench
    CAMPHOR BENCH
  • Jackalberry Server
    JACKALBERRY SERVER
  • Jackalberry Server
    JACKALBERRY SERVER
  • Matumi and Glass Coffee table
    MATUMI AND GLASS COFFEE TABLE
  • Matumi Ring Desk
    MATUMI RING DESK
  • Matumi Desk
    MATUMI DESK
  • KUNI Leadwood Coffee Table
    LEADWOOD COFFEE TABLE
  • Leadwood Coffee Table
    LEADWOOD COFFEE TABLE
  • False Thorn and Resin Table
    FALSE THORN AND RESIN TABLE
  • Jackalberry Dining Table
    JACKALBERRY DINING TABLE

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