Here at Gather Co we want to ensure that the gap between your screen and our surfaces is bridged. As such, we have developed this Texture Guide to provide a general understanding of the finishes across our collection and to offer a sense of the ‘feel’ you can expect from each variety.
*Please note: This is intended as a guide only. Some surfaces may sit outside the prescribed finish as stated below. It is not a Slip Rating, you’ll find that in the “Resources and Installation” section at the bottom of each product page.
By Andile Dyalvane
Finish: Concrete - Lava Black
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A completely personal and original range of concrete planters the Bhaca design reflects ceramicist Andile Dyalvane’s connection to his South African Xhosa roots while celebrating his mastery of an elemental material of choice - clay. He originally worked the designs in wet clay and then up-scaled them to cope with the rigours of being a large planter. The chosen work focuses on Andile’s signature scarification style, reflecting the Xhosa tradition of cutting or marking skin – hence the name “Bhaca”, the Xhosa word for scarification.
Bhaca planters are perfect as sculptural statements in a garden or interior space. Finished in a fire-pit black, ash grey or a bleached white their scarification is applied on all sides of the planter. The twist of the form and the slashing strokes create a dynamic form making them ideal as independent pieces which can be seen from any angle. But set in a cluster they create a commanding spirit.
Andile Dylavane is one of Africa’s most original and renowned ceramicists who has exhibited extensively in Denmark, France, the US and Taiwan. In 2016 he had a solo exhibition at the Freidman Bender Gallery in New York and has work in permanent collections in museums from Cape Town to Taipei.
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South Africa - A land of incredible diversity, the rugged charm of South Africa is breathtaking. Encompassing a superb infuse of cultures, religions and languages - this region has evolved over generations to develop design techniques like no other. A wonderful collision of competing influences present the perfect combination of raw beauty and refined perfection.
Glass-Reinforced Concrete - GRC is a special mix where ordinary cement is enriched with not only aggregate but glass fibres too. This combination serves a similar purpose to steel rebar but, is not susceptible to rust. It’s popularity amongst the design community has grown exponentially in recent years due to its ability to be formed into virtually any size, shape and profile.