About ~ Roots Hardwood Furniture | Roots furniture & Tiles
My Roots are South African. I grew up on a small farm within short walking distance from where Charlize Theron and her family lived. My dad was one of the journalist's covering the breaking news of her dad's shooting. My dad too, was a raging alcoholic.
I started as a furniture designer and maker in South Africa in 1990. From humble beginnings I grew my manufacturing shop into a shop with 6 retail outlets employing 60 full time employees and cabinet makers.
The first materials I used to manufacture furniture, was particle board covered with fake-wood paper foils. Hard wood and solid wood was too expensive to use as base material for my low income customers.
No matter best design and practices, particle board furniture although easy to work with and cheap, was a short term solution and furniture functional life is short. My mother helped me in the furniture factory and often said, “My seun regte hout is goud” (My son real wood is gold).
Our mission at Roots Hardwood Furniture and Tile, is to bring you the timeless value of solid wood furniture including teak,mahogany and reclaimed wood furniture. We travel to Southeast Asia and deal directly with the artisans who make the quality furniture.
The Roots Furniture Collections are harvested from certified fair-trade wood and sourced in a sustainable way. We have gratitude for the tree's and the hands that create our furniture!