Haldane Martin Collaboration

BestWood marked Design Joburg 2018 by collaborating with award-winning furniture and interior designer Haldane Martin:


Whilst we know that the finishes made by Dutch artisans, Hakwood, are synonymous with world-class quality, it’s always refreshing to see the enthusiasm leading designers have for them.

Haldane Martin, one of a handful of featured exhibitors, chose to showcase their Sim-Ply Chair Collection against the prestigious Old-World Collection by Hakwood:

We chose to use Sagonne from the Old World Collection by Hakwood for our Design Joburg expo stand as we love the rough hand-hewn texture combined with the jet black stained oak. It gave us the Shou Sugi Ban burnt wood aesthetic whilst still being hardwearing and practical.

We loved the look so much that we also used Sagonne as the background wall and floor for our Sim-Ply Chair product shots. Our colourful chairs really pop off the black textured background.

Aside from this great unique product – the quality and customer service from Bestwood is exceptional.” Haldane Martin.

The Old World Collection is inspired by the look and feel of structural beams, these genuinely hand-hewn floors in European Oak are coveted by discerning clients worldwide for the authenticity and gravitas they lend to interiors…

Photography by Micky Hoyle

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