wild olive and glass dining table

By Gys Potgieter and Adrian Lombard

Designers

Gys Potgieter and Adrian Lombard

Woodcrafters

Gys Potgieter and Adrian Lombard

Tree

African Olive

Common name

Wild Olive Tree

Wild olive and glass dining table

This beautiful fallen piece of olive wood is estimated to be a few hundred years old. To honour the fallen slab, the original shape of the stump has been preserved by a loving process of sculpturing and sanding (at least 40 hours were invested in basic preparation). The knots and fissures add to the table base’s distinct appeal. The live-edged table is topped with round glass adorned with graphical elements of twigs and branches, but still allows for a clear view of the natural stump. This artfully composed piece is functional, interesting and brings the element of nature from treetop to roots into your home.

DESIGNERS

Gys Potgieter: Gys Potgieter is the visionary and owner of Kuni, a master of his craft and doing what he loves – crafting wood by hand. He favours indigenous wooden slabs and his designs flow with the shape, grain and nature of the slab. For Gys, the perfectly crafted furniture piece is as functional as it is beautiful. It is not about the extent or number of items produced, but about the passion and pride of producing a single, unique, handcrafted work of art, a natural object of lasting beauty.

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.


THE WILD OLIVE TREE

THE TREE

Family: Oleaceae  |  Synonym: Olea Africana Mill

The wild olive is an evergreen flower- and fruit-bearing tree that grows up to 14m tall, with a knotty and contorted stem, covered with grey-green foliage.

WHERE ARE THEY FOUND?

It grows mostly on woodlands, stream banks and hilly slopes and can be found in Africa, the Mascarene Islands, Arabia, India and China.

WOOD PROPERTIES

The wood is very hard, heavy and has a pleasant oily odour. Wild olive is used for flooring, small furniture pieces, boxes and toys, and has been used for sleepers, fence posts, sports equipment, machine bearings and pattern-making in the past.

INTERESTING FACTS

The olive leave can be used as an ingredient for eye lotion and gargling liquid for sore throats. Some people use the water-soaked leaves as a substitute for tea.

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 GYS POTGIETER

  • Jackelberry Dining Table
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  • Camphor Server
    CAMPHOR SERVER
  • KUNI Leadwood Coffee Table
    LEADWOOD COFFEE TABLE
  • Sculp1 1 WildOliveandGlassCoffeeTable
    WILD OLIVE AND GLASS COFFEE TABLE
  • Sculp5 1 LeadwoodandGlassCoffeeTable
    LEADWOOD AND GLASS COFFEE TABLE
  • Sculp4 1 JackelberryPlatter
    JACKELBERRY PLATTER
  • Sculp2 1 AfricanWattle
    AFRICAN WATTLE SCULPTURE
  • Sculp3 1 RedKaree
    RED KAREE SCUPLTURE
  • wildoliveandglassdiningtable
    WILD OLIVE AND GLASS DINING TABLE
  • wildoliveandglassdisplaytable
    WILD OLIVE AND GLASS DISPLAY TABLE
  • Jackalberry Floor Lamp jackalberryfloorlamp
    JACKALBERRY FLOOR LAMP
  • Matumi Centrepiece Bowl
    MATUMI CENTREPIECE BOWL
  • Leadwood Branch
    LEADWOOD BRANCH
  • Small Elephant Sculpture
    SMALL ELEPHANT SCULPTURE
  • Medium Elephant Sculpture
    MEDIUM ELEPHANT SCULPTURE
  • Large Elephant Sculpture
    LARGE ELEPHANT SCULPTURE
  • Redi Ivory Sculpture
    RED IVORY SCULPTURE
  • Red Ivory Horn Sculpture
    RED IVORY KUDU HORNS
  • Warthog Sculpture
    WARTHOG SCULPTURE
  • Teardrop Sculpture
    TEARDROP SCULPTURE
  • Rhino Sculpture
    RHINO SCULPTURE
  • Olive wood lightning bolt
    OLIVE WOOD LIGHTNING BOLT
  • Red Ivory Flame
    RED IVORY FLAME
  • Red Ivory Swan
    RED IVORY SWAN

OTHER PIECES BY ADRIAN LOMBARD

  • Matumi and Steel Dining
    MATUMI AND STEEL DINING ROOM TABLE
  • Matumi and Steel Server
    MATUMI AND STEEL SERVER
  • Matumi and Steel Coffee Table
    MATUMI AND STEEL COFFEE TABLE
  • Matumi and Steel Side Server
    MATUMI AND STEEL SIDE SERVER
  • OliveGlassDT1 wildoliveandglassdiningtable
    WILD OLIVE AND GLASS DINING TABLE
  • Camphor trestle server
    CAMPHOR TRESTLE SERVER
  • Jackalberry trestle server
    JACKALBERRY TRESTLE SERVER
  • Jackalberry Trestle Dining Table
    JACKALBERRY TRESTLE DINING TABLE
  • Leadwood Buffet Server
    LEADWOOD BUFFET SERVER
  • Matumi Leather and Granite Desk Lamp
    MATUMI LEATHER AND GRANITE DESK LAMP

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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