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Gather Co Texture Guide

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.

Smooth
Mild
Coarse
1
2
3
4
5
Rating
Type of Finish
1
Polished A mirror-like shine accomplished by using progressively finer grit during the polishing process.
2
Brushed Brush finishing involves exposing stone surfaces to a rotating wire brush, simulating natural wear over time.
2
Honed A honed finish is achieved by applying a polishing head with a coarse grit fitting.
2
Sawn After initial cutting, the stone is lightly polished to remove the heaviest saw marks but, not enough to achieve a fully honed finish.
3
Acid Washed Acid washing is an exfoliation process where a chemical reaction is used to flake away at the stone’s surface.
3
Flamed A flamed finish is achieved through heating the surface of stone to extreme temperatures, followed by a rapid cooling process – leaving a textured, unrefined consistency.
3
Sand Blasted Sand blasting is the process of forcibly propelling streams of course material against a stone surface to smoothen or roughen it.
4
Chisseled A chiselled finish is achieved when metal combs are run over stone to form a unified grooved surface.
4
Natural A natural finish refers to stone in its raw state. It is reached through a combination of various geological conditions and prolonged environmental/atmospheric exposure.
1,2,3,4
Tumbled Tumbling is a secondary process applied in addition to one of the primary finishes. It is used to alter the edge detail of stone and typically results in reduced surface coarseness. Most commonly, tumbling is achieved by combining both stone pieces and aggregate inside a rotating rubber lined.
5
Bush Hammered This process employs either simple hand-held hammers or large electric implements. The method works through repeated surface impacts with a large metal slug made up of uniformed conical points.
5
Convict Picked A traditional stone treatment historically undertaken by convicts in Australia where steel crafting tools are repeatedly struck against the stone surface to achieve a moderate to heavily textured finish.
5
Split Splitting is achieved by mechanically or hand fragmenting stone, exposing a natural cleft and heavily textured finish.

Gather Co Rating Guide

Gather Co specialises in trading repurposed and antique fixtures. The matured nature of these genuine artifacts means that every piece comes in a distinct condition. We’ve developed this rating guide to help you quickly assess the level of wear associated with each selection.

Low
Good
High
Rating
One Star
These pieces are beautiful although their application must be carefully considered. Structural integrity is compromised.
Two Star
Likely presence of both structural faults and obvious superficial blemishes. Repairs evident.
Three Star
Minor structural issues and/or noticeable levels of wear.
Four Star
Firm structural integrity. Moderate signs of wear.
Five Star
Signs of wear still evident but, well preserved. Structurally sound.
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STEEN

By Stefan Antoni and Greg Truen 

Lead Time: 6 Weeks

This time frame is a guide only and subject to change.
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Due to popular demand, our entire Indigenus collection is now available directly to the Public. Simply send us an enquiry on hi@gatherco.com.au.


As leading architects of the world-renowned practice SAOTA, Antoni and Truen are known for their uncompromising contemporary design with a philosophy of simplicity, restraint and refinement of materials. For Steen, which means ‘stone’ in Afrikaans, they took their inspiration from the dramatic boulders found on the coastal cliffs around Cape Town. The range features an unusual horizontal orientation in stylized forms which are powerful and bold, yet delicately poised.


Made from glass-reinforced concrete, which is lighter than regular concrete the Steen range has been given a beautiful buffed suedelike finish in concrete grey, limestone white and boulder black. The three sizes work particularly well when grouped together and can be endlessly configured to dramatic effect. Their chiseled profile works beautifully at eye level however they are at their best seen from above offering an endless dance of potential placement.


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Architects Greg Truen and Stefan Antoni of SAOTA share a distinctive design vision that has shaped their partnership of 20 years. Based on a clear language of function meeting form and in the pursuit of true architectural design their large practise is in demand across the globe. SAOTA have completed buildings in a staggering 86 countries.

Only LIMITED pieces are available. 

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Origin

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.

Material

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.