Occasional Chair - Khumbula 2St

At Homewood, we love creating new designs and playing around with reworking old designs. We’ve recently just redone two beautifully functional pieces from our existing ranges into two new designs and we’d love to show them off. Because, why not!

We chatted to our head honcho, Ian, for a bit more insight into these redesigns.


Khumbula Occasional Chair

Occasional Chair - Khumbula 2St Ash

What was the inspiration behind the design/idea:

We decided to take our very successful Khumbula dining chair and make it into an occasional/couch type design by stretching it. The dining chair has always been one of our best looking and most comfortable chairs, so it would make sense to expand the range. It also breaks from the traditional solid upholstered couches to a more minimal Scandi look. Basic and very effective.

What was the choice of wood used for this piece, and why:

We chose ash for the first prototype, and the reason is unfortunately not as romantic as imagined. It’s simply because Ash is our cheapest wood and we did not want to test a prototype with more expensive hardwoods. However, the outcome is beautiful in Ash and we can’t wait to make more in other woods.

Your suggested wood choice for this piece:

The beauty about what we do is that customers can choose. So it all depends on their current homes, the upholstery they choose and the décor within their homes. This design will look good in any of the woods we offer. But to break it down per wood choice I’d highlight the following. Teak and Blackwood if they want warm lively tones to warm up a clinical space. Oak and Ash if they want more Scandi/minimal look and feel. And then Black Ofram if they want a lively yet monotone look.

Best spaces/rooms for use:

  • Bedroom as a slipper or occasional chair
  • Waiting rooms for offices, medical rooms, hotels and restaurants
  • Informal sitting rooms in homes
  • Lounges/TV rooms in minimal Scandi type homes
  • Fully enclosed patios

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Butcher Trolley – 1 Drawer

What was the inspiration behind the design/idea:

So many people have been asking us to make a smaller version of our 3 drawer trolley – so that’s exactly what we did. The designs then got refined when we were approached by the Makro group to come up with a mobile unit they could sell in their braai section. They never ended up stocking them due to price factors. However, it has made a great addition to our own retail chain and they are widely loved.

What was the choice of wood used for this piece, and why:

We went with oiled Blackwood. It gives off an amazing character and just showcases that expensive, high value butcher board feel.

Your suggested wood choice for this piece:

As it depends on the home/space its going to. We can use any of our woods but my preference will always be the warmer toned woods like Blackwood and Teak which just fit better with the kitchen/braai type vibe.


 

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