This unique and original design uses simple, modern aesthetics mixed with a handwoven method of riempies (untanned leather strips) which is believed to have originated in the early Cape furniture style in South Africa.

This two-seater bench which will add a rustic yet modern look to your space. It is versatile and can be used as a bench, storage space for blankets or a coffee table with a twist.


Product Information

Made to order with solid New Zealand sourced wood

 Available in various wood types

The leather laces (riempies) are handwoven. The leather will stretch over time.


Approximate Dimensions: H 44cm W 45.5cm L 93.5cm


$600 (NZ Dollar)

Made to Order

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Growing up we always had a few pieces of Riempie furniture in our house, and it is a popular furniture style which can be found in South African homes. These ranged from dining room chairs to small folding field stools, which we still use today. It is believed that Riempie furniture from South Africa finds its origin from early Cape furniture,such as the Tulbagh Chair, circa 1800s. The simplicity in the untanned leather strips and how it is woven together makes any seat unique. 


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