The contemporary use of stainless steel enhances the splendour of the natural, rustic timber. The matumi slab has been sanded and shaved to create a chic tray-shaped top that gracefully displays the natural grain of the wood. The legs were hand-carved to form a triangular solid and sturdy base. The side table is a natural choice to anchor your lounge or family room.
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.