matumi side table

By Darren Myburgh

Designer

Darren Myburgh

Woodcrafter

Darren Myburgh 

Tree

Matumi tree

Common name

Matumi tree

Matumi side table

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.

DESIGNER

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.

 


Darren Myburgh

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

  • Angle 1
  • Angle 2
  • Angle 3
  • Angle 4
  • Angle 5
  • Angle 1

    Angle 1

  • Angle 2

    Angle 2

  • Angle 3

    Angle 3

  • Angle 4

    Angle 4

  • Angle 5

    Angle 5

OTHER PIECES BY DARREN MYBURGH

  • Jackelberry Dining Table
    JACKELBERRY DINING TABLE
  • False Thorn Dining Table
    FALSE THORN DINING TABLE
  • Camphor Bench
    CAMPHOR BENCH
  • CAMPHOR Bench
    CAMPHOR BENCH
  • Camphor Server
    CAMPHOR SERVER
  • Jackelberry Server
    JACKELBERRY SERVER
  • Matumi Coffee Table
    MATUMI COFFEE TABLE
  • False Thorn Coffee Table
    FALSE THORN COFFEE TABLE
  • Leadwood Coffee Table
    LEADWOOD COFFEE TABLE
  • Wild Olive and Glass Coffee Table
    WILD OLLIVE AND GLASS COFFEE TABLE
  • Matumi Side Table
    MATUMI SIDE TABLE
  • Matumi Side Table
    MATUMI SIDE TABLE
  • Matumi Shongololo Bench
    MATUMI SHONGOLOLO BENCH
  • Jackalberry Server
    JACALBERRY SERVER
  • Wild Olive Bench
    WILD OLIVE BENCH
  • KUNI Platters
    KUNI PLATTERS
  • Jackalberry Ring Lamp
    JACKALBERRY RING LAMP
  • Coat Stand
    COAT STAND
  • False Thorn and Resin Table
    FALSE THORN AND RESIN TABLE
  • Jackalberry S Shaped Dining Table
    JACKALBERRY S SHAPED DINING TABLE
  • Jackalberry Dining Table
    JACKALBERRY DINING TABLE
  • Rosewood Stainless Steel Bench
    ROSEWOOD STAINLESS STEEL BENCH
  • Rosewood Stainless Steel Dining Table
    ROSEWOOD STAINLESS STEEL DINING TABLE

OTHER PIECES IN COLLECTION

  • Matumi and Steel Dining
    MATUMI AND STEEL DINING ROOM TABLE
  • Matumi Shongololo Bench
    MATUMI SHONGOLOLO BENCH
  • Round Matumi Dining Table
    ROUND MATUMI DINING TABLE
  • Matumi and Steel Server
    MATUMI AND STEEL SERVER
  • Wild Olive and Glass Dining Table
    WILD OLIVE AND GLASS DINING TABLE
  • Matumi leather and granite desk lamp
    MATUMI LEATHER AND GRANITE DESK LAMP
  • Camphor Bench
    CAMPHOR BENCH
  • Jackalberry Trestle Server
    JACKALBERRY TRESTLE SERVER
  • Jackalberry Trestle Dining Table
    JACKALBERRY TRESTLE DINING TABLE
  • Camphor Trestle Server
    CAMPHOR TRESTLE SERVER
  • Leadwood Buffet Server
    LEADWOOD BUFFET SERVER
  • Matumi and Steel Side Server
    MATUMI AND STEEL SIDE SERVER
  • Matumi and Steel Coffee Table
    MATUMI AND STEEL COFFEE TABLE
  • Matumi Side Table
    MATUMI SIDE TABLE
  • Oval Matumi Dining Table
    OVAL MATUMI DINING TABLE
  • Matumi Side Table
    MATUMI SIDE TABLE
  • Matumi Coffee Table
    MATUMI COFFEE TABLE
  • Matumi Side Table
    MATUMI SIDE TABLE
  • Jackalberry Ring Lamp
    JACKALBERRY RING LAMP
  • Coat Stand
    COAT STAND
  • Kiaat Coffee Table
    KIAAT COFFEE TABLE
  • Jackelberry S Shaped Dining Table 1
    JACKALBERRY S SHAPED DINING TABLE
  • Rosewood Butcher Block
    ROSEWOOD BUTCHERS BLOCK
  • Rosewood Stainless Steel Bench
    ROSEWOOD STAINLESS STEEL BENCH
  • Rosewood Stainless Steel Dining Table
    ROSEWOOD STAINLESS STEEL COFFEE TABLE

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