HIGH QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP

FULL BESPOKE WORK

AUTHENTIC PRODUCT

STEADFAST AFTER-SALES SERVICE

OUR COMMITMENT

We are committed to never compromise the high standards and fine quality of our work as well as our design principles and attention to detail

OUR HISTORY

We have been handcrafting furniture in our Victoria Falls workshop since 1992. We are surrounded by some of the finest and hardest of hardwoods, and it was an interesting journey learning how to craft this beautiful natural resource into fine furniture. The extreme density of the timber has meant we have had to evolve tools and methods of work unknown in other joinery shops.

The furniture we build reflects the qualities of the materials we use and the superb skills of our craftsmen who have learned their craft over the last quarter of a century. All senior craftsmen have a share in the business.

Richard has based many of his designs on the traditional Safari and Campaign (military) furniture of the 18th – 20th centuries with some unique designs of his own.

A desire to run his own business and a passion for woodwork led him to design and build furniture, which he has been doing out of the magnificent local timber – Zambezi Teak and other African hardwoods – for the last 25 years.

COMPANY PHILOSOPHY

Dedication to craftsmanship and insisting on the very finest joinery and raw materials are central to The African Touch philosophy. All aspiring artisans are apprenticed to a master craftsman who guides them during two to three years of apprenticeship. They are only entrusted with their own projects once this training is complete.

INTEGRITY OF DESIGN

At The African Touch we use only solid timber selected by our timber manager and perfectly seasoned to just the right moisture content. All products are designed to allow for the natural movement that solid wood undergoes with changes in ambient humidity. The final product is treated to ensure it is never attacked by pests or other agents that may cause deterioration of the timber.

The hand-crafted furniture production process is labour intensive and takes time, and although we have a large, highly skilled and well-equipped factory, we have undertaken to never compromise on standards or revert to mass production.

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