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cresta mowana hotel

Hospitality // May 2018

Design African inspired woven seating for the 220 bedrooms in the hotel as well as the large restaurant, lounging area and reception – as part of their complete upgrade.  

unique problems

Seating was needed on the bedroom patios, in the rooms themselves, luggage stools, dining chairs and occasional lounging chairs… all within a tight budget and needed to be both ethnic , designer, woven, light and strong/durable.  

For the patio chairs for each room – custom designed slipper chairs. For the restaurant we repurposed our Paindane curve chairs to suit the requirement. For the luggage stools – we needed to redesign our Ubuhle to have turned legs to suite the bedroom décor more. The lounge area – we developed an Imbiza Occasional chair – which we have subsequently ranged and it now forms an integral part of our imbiza offering.

woods used and finishes

Wood used – was Kiaat throughout. This was in a period where we still used Kiaat and could source it sustainably.

The kiaat was bleached to bring on the weathered look quicker.  

Roping was a combination of Danish weave and 5mm Wrap weave – all rope was Silver to tie in with the weathered wood look.

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