Adrian Lombard and Darren Myburgh
Darren Myburgh and Ernst Mittermair
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.
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.