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Materials

Metals

In our design process, we strategically incorporate a diverse array of metals and metal finishes to harness a multitude of aesthetic, structural, and functional advantages. Metals provide unparalleled strength and durability, ensuring that our furniture pieces maintain stability and longevity for years to come.

Stainless or 3CR12 Steel

Stainless steel is a corrosion-resistant alloy of iron, chromium, and other elements such as nickel and molybdenum. It is known for its durability, strength, and aesthetic appeal. We utilise mirror-polished food-grade stainless steel for our tray set, while specially engineered glides in the MŪ16181 shelving, MŪ11 bed, and MŪ181 daybed are crafted from grade 316 stainless steel.

3CR12 steel is a lower-grade corrosion-resistant ferritic stainless steel developed by Columbus Stainless in South Africa. It contains 12% chromium, hence the name. It offers good resistance to corrosion, particularly in mildly corrosive environments such as water, atmospheric conditions, and certain chemicals. We use this type of steel as the structural material for our tables in a vapour-blasted finish.

Powder-Coated Steel

In our design choices, we specifically select a ferrograin coating for our powder-coated steel. This particular type of powder coating incorporates ferrograin particles, contributing to a subtly textured surface. Besides offering corrosion resistance and improved durability, this coating enhances the aesthetic appeal of the steel substrate.

For products like the MŪ16181 shelving, the MŪ811 table, and the MŪ411 swivel table, we favour dark grey and white as our preferred powder-coating colours.

Mild Steel, Waxed

The surface of mild steel is typically smooth, with a matte finish if left untreated. However, when waxed, the surface becomes even smoother, with a slight sheen. Mild steel is typically a dark grey colour, and when waxed, it retains this colour but with a subtle enhancement of richness and depth. The wax may darken the appearance slightly, giving it a deeper hue.

Waxing mild steel protects against corrosion and oxidation. The wax acts as a barrier, preventing moisture and other corrosive elements from reaching the metal surface. Machining and mill marks may appear.

Aluminium, Machine-Finished

A raw, machine-finished aluminium surface usually appears metallic with a silver-grey colour and may exhibit varying degrees of glossiness depending on the finishing process. Raw aluminium surfaces typically lack any protective coatings, so they may develop a natural patina over time.

Our aluminium accessories are milled, which results in a silky texture.

Brass, Machine-Finished

A raw, machine-finished brass surface is characterised by its golden colour, smooth texture, moderate lustre, uniformity, and minor imperfections resulting from the machining process. Raw brass surfaces typically lack any protective coatings, so they may develop a natural patina over time.

Our brass accessories are milled, which results in a silky texture.

Stone

Natural stone is utilised in our designs for both functional and aesthetic purposes. We carefully select stones based on their diverse textures, unique characteristics, and resilience.

Kalahari Springs Granite

Kalahari Springs Granite is a natural stone known for its unique blend of colours and patterns. One of the most striking features of this granite is its intricate veining and patterns. The stone may exhibit swirls, waves, or speckles of contrasting colours, adding depth and character to its appearance.

Used as the table surface of the MŪ311 coffee table, we offer this granite with a honed or sandblasted finish.

Naboomspruit White Sandstone

Naboomspruit White Sandstone typically exhibits a predominantly white or off-white colouration. However, it often features subtle variations and undertones, ranging from creamy beige to light grey. This sandstone is known for its fine-grained texture, which imparts a smooth feel to the surface. The stone may also contain occasional quartzite veins or speckles, contributing to its character.

Used as the single material of the MŪ161 bench or as a table surface, we offer this stone in a honed finish.

Verde Antique

Verde Antique is characterized by its deep green hue, which ranges from emerald to forest green. The colouration may vary slightly depending on the specific quarry and the presence of mineral impurities. One of the most distinctive features of Verde Antique is its intricate veining and patterns. These veins can vary in intensity and may appear as swirls, waves, or irregular patterns throughout the stone. The contrasting veins typically range in colour from white and grey to lighter shades of green.

Used as the single material of the MŪ221 tray, we offer this stone in a honed finish.

Timber

Prime American oak and walnut are prized materials in the world of fine furniture craftsmanship, each with its unique characteristics and applications. Every timber utilised in our furniture is meticulously chosen to meet the designer’s standards, ensuring the avoidance of flaws and knots. Our timber furniture undergoes a coating or staining process with a natural oil wax product.

American Oak, Natural

Our natural oak furniture is treated with a colourless natural oil wax product to preserve the innate beauty of the timber.

American oak is known for its distinctive grain, which can vary from straight to intricate patterns. It has a warm, golden hue that can range from light to medium brown. Oak is a highly durable hardwood, making it an excellent choice for furniture that needs to withstand everyday use and wear

American Oak, Dark Brown

Our dark brown oak is stained with a natural oil wax product that results in a rich and warm shade and keeps the natural grain of the wood visible.

American oak is known for its distinctive grain, which can vary from straight to intricate patterns. It has a warm, golden hue that can range from light to medium brown. Oak is a highly durable hardwood, making it an excellent choice for furniture that needs to withstand everyday use and wear.

American Oak, Charcoal

Oak Charcoal

Our charcoal oak is stained with a natural oil wax product, lending it a smoky grey colour while accentuating the natural texture of the wood.

American oak is known for its distinctive grain, which can vary from straight to intricate patterns. It has a warm, golden hue that can range from light to medium brown. Oak is a highly durable hardwood, making it an excellent choice for furniture that needs to withstand everyday use and wear.

Walnut, Natural

Walnut is known for its rich, dark brown colour with occasional lighter streaks. It often features a fine, straight grain, although it can also have waves or curls that add to its aesthetic appeal.

Our walnut furniture is treated with colourless natural oil wax, which highlights the natural shade and smooth texture of the timber.

Upholstery

When we upholster with leather, we prioritise full, natural grain hides, each carefully approved by the designer. With proper maintenance, leather develops a beautiful patina over time due to its natural qualities. All leather types possess inherent natural traits, and there may be variations in grain across hides or even within a single hide. The leathers employed in our upholstery have been treated to endure regular use.

Each fabric option was chosen by the designer for its aesthetic and functional qualities. The upholstery selection on this page includes our standard range and reflects the colour choices of the designer. For more colourways and custom materials please contact us via email.

Leather, Black

Leather that has been stained black undergoes a dyeing process using a colouring agent to achieve a consistent dark hue.

Black leather upholstery complements charcoal and dark brown oak, as well as natural walnut.

Leather, Dark Brown

Dark chocolate brown leather exhibits a rich, deep shade resembling the hue of high-quality cocoa beans. This shade is a warm brown with hints of reddish undertones.

Dark brown leather upholstery complements natural walnut and dark brown oak.

Leather, Cognac

Leather stained in a cognac colour has a deep amber hue with hints of reddish-brown and golden undertones. Cognac leather can vary slightly depending on factors such as the tanning process, and the specific staining technique employed.

This type of leather upholstery pairs best with natural oak.

Leather, Tan

Tan-coloured leather refers to a shade of leather that is light to medium brown with warm undertones. The tan leather we use is characterized by its deep orange, slightly reddish hues.

This type of leather pairs best with natural oak.

Warwick Koki, Charcoal

The Warwick Koki Charcoal is a uniform deep and dark grey, with a weighty linen texture and a slight sheen.

This fabric is woven from polyester mixed with linen and cotton, to create a versatile cloth with a supple handle – suitable for all soft furnishing use, but ideal for high-traffic sofa areas. This fabric pairs well with charcoal oak and natural walnut.

Warwick Koki, Pewter

The Warwick Koki Pewter has a warm, slightly blueish-grey tone, with a weighty linen texture and a slight sheen.

This fabric is woven from polyester mixed with linen and cotton, to create a versatile cloth with a supple handle – suitable for all soft furnishing use, but ideal for high-traffic sofa areas. This fabric pairs best with charcoal oak.

Warwick Koki, Alabaster

The Warwick Koki Alabaster has a creamy off-white shade, with a weighty linen texture and a slight sheen.

This fabric is woven from polyester mixed with linen and cotton, to create a versatile cloth with a supple handle – suitable for all soft furnishing use, but ideal for high-traffic sofa areas. This fabric pairs well with natural oak and walnut.