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Browse our blog for the latest information on our products and news. We provide inspiration helpful tips, and insights on things you need to know and consider when buying wooden furniture, styling your furniture and working on your interior projects.

Kariba Chairs

What to consider when choosing your dining chairs this holiday season.

It's important to consider how your choice of seating can impact any gathering you host.
Calvin Kitchen and Bar Stool

Kitchen Stools vs Bar Stools: How to select the correct height for your application

Did you know that there is a difference in height between kitchen and bar stools? Read more about what to consider when buying stools.
Woodbender Cala and Malmo Stool

Introducing the Cala and Malmo Stools

Following the popularity of our Cala and Malmo Chairs, it only made sense to expand our offering with stool versions of both designs.
Cala chair and stool

Introducing the Cala

The Cala’s distinct design element is the wide-open backrest. The top of the back and the extended legs have been designed to hug and support your back so, despite the openness, it is still very comfortable to sit in.
Stacked different colour Abbey chairs

Timber Finishes: Choices and Trends

While selecting a finish for your furniture is mostly an aesthetically driven choice, there is a degree of functionality behind this step of the furniture making process.
Inside a busy restaurant

Meet Rita Zwane: Pioneering Business Woman behind Imbizo Shisanyama

We recently had the privilege of interviewing a phenomenal woman who’s entrepreneurial spirit has impacted the South African restaurant industry and beyond. Rita Zwane, founder of Imbizo Shisanyama and author of Conquering the Poverty of the Mind.
woodbender

Five of our Favourite Trends this Year

We have our eye on five particular trends and can’t wait to see how our clients put their own personal spin on them using our furniture.
Pink and white Henley chairs

The Henley Chair Reimagined

Named the Henley after the English town Henley-on-Thames, this Comback chair has been further strengthened by the addition of a bottom brace around the inner legs of the chair.
Abbey chair with pink seat and a stack of abbey chairs

Introducing the Abbey Chair

With its small footprint and lightweight frame, the Abbey promises to be the perfect addition to multifunctional spaces and private homes across South Africa and beyond.
Mix matched bar stools at an island bar

Four Qualities to look for when buying Public Seating

We pride ourselves on being chair specialists and with almost 32 years of experience behind us, we can confidently say we know what makes for an ideal high-traffic environment chair.
Calvin dining chairs around a table

2020 Design Trends on our Radar

We take a look at the decor and design trends in furniture that are set to be the favourites in 2020.
Kariba and Riga chair at a restaurant

Interior Designer Gera de Wet transforms new Mont Blois tasting room

The brief was to renovate the silos into a tasting room while respecting the heritage of the sight, find out how it all came together and why the Kariba and Riga were chosen.