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 Haldane Martin
Finish: Iroko - Raw
Created to last generations and weather with character, the mighty Tuber is crafted from African Iroko, a hard timber often used for boatbuilding, flooring and outdoor furniture. The Tuber’s enduring strength is derived from individual cut pieces of wood bolted together internally with stainless steel pins and hand assembled into a pleasing bulbous form.
As it names implies the Tuber sits as if it is rooted in the ground. It solid bearing means it can be interspersed randomly, bunched as a large centerpiece or grouped in large numbers to create exciting journeys through a vast space. The Tuber would be particularly suitable when creating an indoor forest installation.
Haldane Martin is a prolific industrial designer specialising in furniture and interior design who believes that iconic design must marry innovation beauty relevance and timelessness. He seamlessly integrates indigenous craft, bio-mimicry, and sustainable production with modern technology and digital design into his award-winning work.
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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.
African Iroko - is a large hardwood variety commonly found along the west coast of Tropical Africa. In favourable conditions it can live up to 500 years. The native Nigerian tribe of Yoruba believe the Iroko tree to have supernatural qualities. Its natural colour after harvest is initially yellow but, this gradually darkens to a richer brown over time.