Adrian Lombard and Darren Myburgh
Darren Myburgh and Ernst Mittermair
Clean crisp lines and elegance permeate this fusion of matumi wood and brushed stainless steel. The two-tier structure creates a floating effect and adds to the feeling of space, light and calm that this piece represents. This dining table features style, functionality and an appealing design.
Family: Rubiaceae | Synonym: Breonadia salicina
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.
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.