Homewood Imbiza lounger with blue roping

Product News June 2019 Vol. 2, Issue 6

Homewood June Newsletter Content Summary

 

HOW BEST TO DISPLAY THE NEW ROPE COLOURS?

Our new rope colours are slowly making their way into the factory and furniture pieces.What better way to display and highlight these new colours than with our iconic Imbiza lounger design?

AN OLD DESIGN – THE UMHLANGA DINING TABLE GETS A FACELIFT

Furniture design is moving away from the boxy sharp-edged look to what I term the river pebble look; curves, rounded edges and organic lines are back. The result of just softening a sharp edge is remarkable – see the images comparing the Umhlanga table before and after the face lift. The only change is the rounding!

YIN AND YANG – HOW THE CHOICE OF WOOD MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE IN DESIGN

As you all know we work in quite a variety of hardwoods. All chosen due to the wonderful colour spectrum they cover as well as the quality they provide for furniture. The choice of wood is absolutely key for its use and look in a specific design and a specific space. Look at how our now bestselling Duzu table is so different when made in warm/rich Blackwood and stark/clean Ash.

Duzu Table Duzu Table

EXTREME WEATHER TESTING CURRENTLY UNDERWAY

We are always striving to provide a better more durable product. Testing is currently underway to further improve the maintenance required on outdoor furniture finishes. The goal with this round of testing is to get to a finish that only requires a touch up coat once a year full outdoor.  Thus far the results are promising with 1 coating product showing huge potential. It may even result in us able to use cheaper hardwoods for outdoor – yet maintain the life span when compared to suitable woods like Teak.

Watch this space – we will keep you all posted on progress!

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