matumi and steel side server
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By Darren Myburgh

Designers

Adrian Lombard and Darren Myburgh

Woodcrafters

Darren Myburgh and Ernst Mittermair

Tree

Matumi tree

Common name

Matumi tree

Matumi and steel side server

The open design of the rounded tabletop beautifully displays the lovely matumi wood from which this piece is crafted. The clean stainless steel lines complement the shape to perfection. The table has intricately designed matumi fittings to protect your living room floor or bedroom carpet. A lovely intimate piece to enjoy a coffee, to rest your latest read or to display your family photographs.

DESIGNERS

Adrian Lombard: “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.

Darren Myburgh: This young and inspiring designer studied industrial design at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. After completing his studies, Darren spent a year as an FGASA (Field Guide Association of South Africa) field guide – and this is where his love and appreciation for nature developed into a yearning to work with wood. He was destined to meet Gys Potgieter, who was soon fascinated and impressed with Darren’s passion for craftsmanship and design talent. This remarkable partnership in Kuni has realised Darren’s dream of designing unique, one-of-a-kind and high-end furniture.

 


THE MATUMI TREE

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.

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.

INTERESTING FACTS

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 3

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