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Furniture Jul 28, 2023

Fechters style metal and wood furniture pieces.

Some trends come and go and some, like the minimalist industrial-style look, remain, becoming a classic design choice in its own right.


Characterised by a tight, neutral palette, raw materials such as brick, metal and concrete, and large black grid-frame windows, another key component of the industrial look is metal and wood furniture.

Whether you prefer a clean-cut design with smooth surfaces or more distressed pieces, metal and wood furniture items are crucial for pulling it all together.

Riffing off the man-made and the natural, these contrasting materials imbue industrial-style interiors with texture and interest, especially if there are exposed design elements such as nuts and bolts.

Luckily, Fechters has been producing beautiful industrial-style pieces in its Knysna factory since 1936.

Today, the company has a wide variety of ready-made furniture items for clients to choose from.

Here, the team shares their top metal and wood furniture pieces to pull off the popular look.

Urban Round Coffee Table

“The Urban collection is simple, minimal and geometric. Combining light oak and black metal legs for fuss-free style.”

Cross Bookshelf

“The Cross Bookshelf consists of a solid oak shelf and a black mild steel frame. This industrial-style shelf is an elegant bookshelf that looks great on its own or can be paired in a series to accommodate all your storage needs. This unit looks airy with its minimalistic design and back X-brace system. The combination of materials used in this piece gives this bookshelf an industrial feel that has aged through time.”

Urban Laptop Table

“The Urban Side Table is modern, sleek and very versatile. Constructed with a steel frame, with a solid oak top and platform it is perfect in the bedroom as a pedestal of the occasional side table in the lounge. Due to the handmade construction and natural material, variations in colour, texture and finish are to be expected and add to the unique character of each piece.”

Beam Dining Table

“The Beam Dining Table features a combination of steel that mixes new world and industrial with its combination of the grain detailing in the solid rustic oak top and metal legs.”

In addition to these items, Fechters can customise or design any industrial-style metal and wood furniture pieces.


1 Comment

  1. Mark Mitchley

    September 3, 2023

    Please quote me on the beam dining room table as well as the table dimensions and additional photos


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