Riempie Bench

    • The solid timber riempie bench is a contemporary interpretation of the Riempie Chair design - a true and time-tested South African classic.

      Riempie chairs were used by the early 1820 settlers who were on the move and needed lightweight chairs that utilized the materials available and the technique of riempies (leather thongs) provided just that. simple, lightweight and strong chair that embraces our South African heritage.

      This design can be used in many different set-ups and works wonderfully in a hallway, at a dining table or desk, or at the end of a bed.

      This design in offered in a variety of timbers and finishes, as well as with black leather riempies or white synthetic riempies. For commercial use the white synthetic riempies are best as they do not stretch out under the high traffic environment.

      When made from Iroko with white synthetic rimpies this design can be used outdoors.

      This is a custom piece of furniture, made to order, to your exact specification. Once we have received your online order we will be in touch to confirm the finish/color/material specifications, before placing the final order with our supplier.
      If unsure, please select your preference(s) at this stage and we will consult with you to finalize your options.

    • Below are a few of the standard sizes available. Additional sizes can be viewed in the attached catalogue. Custom sizes are also available to order. 

      35.5" L x 16" W x 17.5" H / 900 x 400 x 450mm
      39.5" L x 16" W x 17.5" H / 1000 x 400 x 450mm
      47" L x 16" W x 17.5" H / 1200 x 400 x 450mm
      59" L x 16" W x 17.5" H / 1500 x 400 x 450mm
      71" L x 16" W x 17.5" H / 1800 x 400 x 450mm

    • Wipe surface with a damp cloth and dry with a clean cloth after daily use. Spills should be wiped up directly. Please refer to full care and maintenance instructions in the pdf link below.

    • The Riempie Bench is available in the following timbers:

Riempie Bench Catalogue  

Natural Materials Information