New! Introducing the Kayu range of reclaimed wood furniture
We’ve been busy again at Shimu, not only sourcing a fantastic new set of pieces for our collection of antique Chinese furniture, but also developing a new range of dining tables, benches, coffee tables and cabinets that we think you will love. Each item in the new Kayu range is made from solid, reclaimed wood – either poplar, elm or pine – and finished with a rustic, chunky look that is right on trend.
To create the new range we’ve mixed natural wood and darker stained cabinets and tables produced near Beijing from recycled poplar and elm beams with gorgeous dining sets produced here in the UK from old scaffold boards. These are set on either wooden or iron legs, the iron bases being crafted in Rajasthan.
What each piece has in common is the wonderful texture and beauty of the thick, natural wood. The table tops are produced from chunky boards, with a lovely grain and character. Some of the furniture has a hint of the oriental style that Shimu is so well know for, but others are more simple and modern in design.
|Amongst our favourites are this lovely rustic coffee table, which is made with a thick poplar wood top. The edges of the squared surface are rounded and sit on curved marble legs and the natural finish of the wood blends beautifully with the patterned, cream marble. We think it makes a perfect focal point in a contemporary living area and if you prefer a smaller size or shape we can produce that too.||Rustic Coffee Table with Marble Legs|
We also love the Kadara Iron Dining Table, made from reclaimed scaffold boards mounted on industrial iron legs and with matching benches. Heavy and hardwearing, it’s ideal in a rustic kitchen or dining room. The thick boards each have an individual character that makes every table unique, with built in wow factor. Or for a more country look choose the Lonwe Trestle Table, available in three colours and either with or without a shelf. It’s easy to dissemble and store away if you need space, or to move outside on a sunny day for outdoor seating.
|Kadara Dining Table||Lomwe Trestle Table with Shelf||Lomwe Trestle Table|
Each item in the Kayu range is produced by hand, made to order on request. This means that you might have to wait a little longer than normal for your furniture (typically 12-16 weeks) but we’re confident you’ll agree it’s worth the wait.
View the full Kayu reclaimed collection on our website now and look out for more designs as we will be expanding the range over the next few months.