Meraki Daybed

Initially designed for the American Hardwood Council as part of the Seed to Seat project: www.seedtoseat.info

The Meraki Daybed is manufactured in Cape Town from organic and completely recyclable light cork and American soft Maple.

The initial shape and concept derived from research based on the Senufo people of West Africa. The carving is a focal point, which emphasises the importance of the handmade aesthetic, as opposed to only machine manufacturing.

Cork is used as an alternative to upholstery, where the emphasis is based on sustainability and the use of natural materials.

This product can be manufactured from light or dark grades cork, American walnut or American maple.

Dimensions:

2800mm L x 575mm W x 410mm H

*Photography by Justin Patrick

Meraki Occasional Chair

The Meraki Occasional Chair is manufactured in Cape Town from organic and completely recyclable light cork and American soft Maple.

The initial shape and concept derived from research based on the Senufo people of West Africa. The carving is a focal point, which emphasise the importance of the handmade aesthetic, as opposed to only machine manufacturing.

Cork is used as an alternative to upholstery, where the emphasis is based on sustainability and the use of natural materials.

This product can be manufactured from light or dark grades cork, American walnut or American maple.

Dimensions:

906mm L x 740mm W x 917mm H

*Photography by Justin Patrick
*Lifestyle images supplied by Kanju Interiors, Photography by Mark Williams

Spektrum Furniture Collection

Spektrum is a collection of furniture and objects fabricated from unique laminated glass and painted cork. The products are experimental pieces whereby my studio played with various paint techniques and pigments to emphasise the unique textures of cork in combination with the smooth/contemporary surface of glass.

The cork, therefore, evolves into a “new material” whereby the textures and details are highlighted by layers of special pigmented paint.

The glass contains a unique laminated film that creates a multicoloured surface whereby the blending of colours and reflection of light changes at various angles when viewed.

Laminated glass, cork, acrylic paint, mild steel and stainless steel.

Dimensions:

Chair: 535mm L x 470mm W x 450mm H (seat) 870mm H (including backrest)

Table: 1000mm Ø x 750mm H

*Photography by Justin Patrick

Lineage Cabinet

A collaboration with artist Lionel Smit

Lineage, meaning lineal descent from ancestor, ancestry, or pedigree… is a large cork and steel cabinet weighing close to 600kg and dissects into three parts for easy installation.

The one-off collectible piece finds its harmony in a historical narrative, referencing the Cape Dutch gable architecture, while the Cape Malay women painted on the aluminium doors speak of the Western Cape’s rich cultural heritage.

In Europe, they are heirloom pieces that can be viewed in museums; this cabinet represents that idea to create one such collectible piece fashioned in a way that it would present itself as an artwork in a grand entrance hall.

An internal aluminium cabinet structure, with 6mm aluminium shelves, 4mm toughened black glass backing. 16mm Mild steel internal rib structure for strength and weight in the base. Solid machined 100% organic and sustainable dark cork, including hand-carved composite cork inlays and details. Hand-painted 6mm aluminium doors by Lionel Smit with custom machined aluminium hinges.

The doors are sealed with a matte 2K automotive lacquer. The cabinet components are assembled with stainless steel and blackened mild steel fittings.

Dimensions:

1900mm L x 700mm W x3000mm H

Premise Bench

A collaboration with artist Lionel Smit

Lionel’s new body of work is an exploration of process, combining various techniques, which he experiments with, in his studio. Challenging his ongoing fascination with the portrait, figure and identity.

Electro-galvanized and bent 5mm mild steel, with a high-quality automotive paint finish. Hand-painted by artist Lionel Smit and finished with durable automotive lacquer. The bench is assembled with polished stainless steel fittings.

This bench is a one-off.

 

Dimensions:

3010mm L x 285mm W x 460 H

*Photography by Justin Patrick

Residues Bench

A collaboration with artist Lionel Smit

Electro galvanized and bent 5mm mild steel, with a high-quality automotive paint finish.

Hand-painted by Lionel Smit and finished with durable automotive lacquer. The bench is assembled with polished stainless steel fittings.

This bench is a one-off.

Dimensions:

3010mm L X 285mm W x 460mm H

*Photography by Justin Patrick

 Untitled Wiid and Lionel Smit Bench

A collaboration with artist Lionel Smit

Electro-galvanized and bent 5mm mild steel, with a high-quality automotive paint finish.

Hand-painted by Lionel Smit and finished with durable automotive lacquer. The bench is assembled with polished stainless steel fittings.

This bench is a one-off.

Dimensions:

3010mm L x 285mm W x 460mmH

*Photography by Justin Patrick

Ashen Series Bench

A collaboration with artist Lionel Smit

Lionel’s new body of work is an exploration of process, combining various techniques, which he experiments within his studio. Challenging his ongoing fascination with the portrait, figure and identity.

Electro-galvanized and bent 5mm mild steel, with a high-quality automotive paint finish.

Hand-painted by Lionel Smit and finished with durable automotive lacquer. The bench is assembled with polished stainless steel fittings.

This bench is a one-off.

Dimensions:

2500mm L x 285mm W x 460mm H

*Photography by Justin Patrick

Tattooed-sleeve Bench

A collaboration with artist Anthony C. Harris from Ceramic Matters.

This unique bench is fabricated from 5mm thick, electro-galvanised mild steel. Prepped with automotive base coats and primer, hand-drawn with 127HS Molotow graffi­ti markers and sealed with 2K clear automotive lacquer.

The legs are 4.5mm stainless steel finished with a durable ferrograin black powder coat.

This bench is a one-off.

Dimensions:

3010mm L x 285mm W x 460mm H

*Photography by Justin Patrick

Curiosity 1 Bench

A collaboration with artist Anthony C. Harris from Ceramic Matters.

These unique short benches are fabricated from 5mm thick, electro-galvanised mild steel. Prepped with automotive base coats and primer, hand-drawn with graffiti markers and sealed with 2K clear automotive lacquer.

The legs are fabricated from 4.5mm stainless steel finished with a durable ferrograin black powder coat.

Each bench is a one-off and is hand-drawn with unique artwork.

Dimensions:

450mm L x 285mm W x 460mm H

*Photography by Justin Patrick

Curiosity 3 Bench

A collaboration with artist Anthony C. Harris from Ceramic Matters.

These unique short benches are fabricated from 5mm thick, electro-galvanised mild steel. Prepped with automotive base coats and primer, hand-drawn with graffiti markers and sealed with 2K clear automotive lacquer.

The legs are fabricated from 4.5mm stainless steel finished with a durable ferrograin black powder coat.

Each bench is a one-off and is hand-drawn with unique artwork.

Dimensions:

450mm L x 285mm W x 460mm H

*Photography by Justin Patrick

Curiosity 4 Bench

A collaboration with artist Anthony C. Harris from Ceramic Matters.

These unique short benches are fabricated from 5mm thick, electro-galvanised mild steel. Prepped with automotive base coats and primer, hand-drawn with graffiti markers and sealed with 2K clear automotive lacquer.

The legs are fabricated from 4.5mm stainless steel finished with a durable ferrograin black powder coat.

Each bench is a one-off and is hand-drawn with unique artwork.

Dimensions:

450mm L x 285mm W x 460mm H

*Photography by Justin Patrick

Curiosity 5 Bench

A collaboration with artist Anthony C. Harris from Ceramic Matters.

These unique short benches are fabricated from 5mm thick, electro-galvanised mild steel. Prepped with automotive base coats and primer, hand-drawn with graffiti markers and sealed with 2K clear automotive lacquer.

The legs are fabricated from 4.5mm stainless steel finished with a durable ferrograin black powder coat.

Each bench is a one-off and is hand-drawn with unique artwork.

Dimensions:

1510mm L x 285mm W x 460mm H

*Photography by Justin Patrick

Curiosity 6 Bench

A collaboration with artist Anthony C. Harris from Ceramic Matters.

These unique short benches are fabricated from 5mm thick, electro-galvanised mild steel. Prepped with automotive base coats and primer, hand-drawn with graffiti markers and sealed with 2K clear automotive lacquer.

The legs are fabricated from 4.5mm stainless steel finished with a durable ferrograin black powder coat.

Each bench is a one-off and is hand-drawn with unique artwork.

Dimensions:

1810mm L x 285mm W x 460mm H

*Photography by Justin Patrick

Fauna and Flora

A collaboration with artist Gerick Terblanche

This unique bench is fabricated from 5mm thick, elctro-galvanised mild steel. Prepped with automotive base coats and primer, painted by hand with acrylic and sealed with 2K clear automotive lacquer.

The legs are 5mm polished mild steel, brass plated with a unique acid finish and sealed with wax.

This bench is a one-off.

Dimensions:

3010mm L x 285mm W x 460mm H

Designer:

Laurie Wiid van Heerden

*Photography by Justin Patrick

Capped Wheatear Bench

A collaboration with artist Gerick Terblanche

The Capped Wheatear Bench is the latest collaboration between Wiid Design and artist Gerick Terblanche. Gerick explored a new technique of painting with acrylic onto steel.

These unique short benches are fabricated from 5mm thick, electro-galvanised mild steel. Prepped with automotive base coats and primer, hand painted with acrylic paint and sealed with 2K clear automotive lacquer.

The legs are 4.5mm stainless steel finished with a beautiful patina.

This bench is a one-off.

Dimensions:

450mm L x 285mm W x 460mm H

*Photography by Justin Patrick

Apparition Bench

“Apparition” is a limited edition bench, designed for Design Miami/Basel 2013.

The inspiration for this unique bench derives from the natural patina and aging process that happens with brass. The patina creates an anomalous experience where the bench appears as something it is not.

Copper, brass, mild steel and stainless steel.

Dimensions:

3010mm L X 285mm W x 460mm H

Edition of 3/20

*Photography by Rooiwolf

Chiaroscuro Bench

“Chiaroscuro” is a limited edition bench, designed for Design Miami/Basel 2013

Chiaroscuro in art is the use of strong contrasts between light and dark, usually bold contrasts affecting a whole composition. It is also a technical term used by artists and art historians for using contrasts of light to achieve a sense of volume in modeling three-dimensional objects such as the human body.
 
Electro galvanized and bent 5mm mild steel, with a high-quality automotive paint finish. Hand sprayed with a unique fading effect, the bench is finished with durable automotive lacquer and assembled with polished stainless steel fittings.

Dimensions:

3010mm L X 285mm W x 460mm H

Edition of 3/10

*Photography by Rooiwolf

Untitled Copper and Steel Bench

Custom designed and fabricated 3m steel bench, electro-galvanized and bent 5mm steel.

Finished by hand with a unique patina and sealed with wax.

The legs consist of 5mm bent steel, buffed and copper plated, finished and sealed with a natural wax.

Dimensions:

3010mm L X 285mm W x 460mm H

Edition of 3/10

*Photography by Rooiwolf

Untitled (after W.B.)

This piece is based on the techniques I learned through working for the artist Wim Botha. This is the first bench I have manufactured, where I focused on creating a product that presents the love I have for his work and also the passion I have for working with timber.

I had the privilege of assisting Wim for 3 and a half years and I’m inspired by him and his body of work. The construction techniques employed in the creation of this bench have been developed and tailored over years, I wanted to represent this within this particular piece.

Each timber component is hand machined and fitted with careful consideration to present the “energy” or “movement” of the piece. The main source starts with intricate timber joints which creates a cluster of sharp beveled angles. This cluster or source (origin), starts to break down into lines and facets, spreading through the length of the bench.

Meeting the end of the piece, the angles are aligned and placed accordingly to form a controlled point, bringing the piece to completion.

The bench is fabricated from a 3m long, 5mm thick electo-galvanised mild steel top, 4.5mm stainless steel legs with a durable ferrograin black powder coat, custom black patina stainless steel fittings, with in-house manufactured custom-cladded timber elements, and finally finished in a durable satin clear lacquer.

This bench is a one-off.

Dimensions:

3500mm L x 500mm W x 670mm H

(seating height is 485mm)

Ironwood Bench 1

The history of this beautiful Ironwood beam is unknown, but it is however estimated to be over 200 years old. This particular beam was sourced from the iconic 17th century Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, South Africa.

Carved and shaped by hand from a solid Ironwood beam, left natural with no additional sealants applied.

The bench is fitted with Wiid Design’s signature tarnished brass legs, sealed with a clear wax to prevent oxidation.

Dimensions:

3000mm L x 260mm W x 450mm H

*Photography by Justin Patrick

Ironwood Bench 2

The history of this beautiful Ironwood beam is unknown, but it is however estimated to be over 200 years old. This particular beam was sourced from the iconic 17th century Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, South Africa.

Carved and shaped by hand from a solid Ironwood beam, finished with a dark brown timber wax/polish.

The bench is fitted with solid maple legs, designed and manufactured to form Wiid Design’s signature leg shape.

Dimensions:

3180mm L x 260mm W x 450mm H

*Photography by Justin Patrick

Ironwood Bench 3

The history of this beautiful Ironwood beam is unknown, but it is however estimated to be over 200 years old. This particular beam was sourced from the iconic 17th century Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, South Africa.

Carved and shaped by hand from a solid Ironwood beam, finished with a traditional timber wax/polish.

The bench is fitted with Wiid Design’s signature stainless steel legs, powder-coated in a durable ferrograin black.

Dimensions:

3180mm L x 280mm W x 450mm H

*Photography by Justin Patrick

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