Beautiful wood table design at Nandos Gatwick

Whilst waiting for our flight from Gatwick to Seville, we stopped at Nandos in the South Terminal for lunch. We were sat at a beautiful wood table that had a lovely circular grain through length of the table and a white stripe at the edge. It was a gorgeous goldeny, red colour that really took my eye.

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I’ve been trying to identify the type of wood to satisfy my curiosity as well as add to the collection of wood and tree knowledge in my head. My best guess is rosewood but it could also be walnut or others.

During my search for wood, I came across some great resources for wood which could be useful in the future:

  1. Google search by image – click on the camera icon to link to or upload and image. Google will search for matches
  2. The wood database – clever use of Pinterest for cataloguing different woods
  3. Wood periodic table – great reference for wood typesPeriodic table of wood
  4. Pieces of wood has a good collection of wood by example

 

Another great piece of design at Nandos was the egg shaped, wood phone charger on each table. A fun and practical addition to the table and also very convenient for an airport (Toby took full advantage of this).

Nandos egg phone charger

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‘Rising Chair’ by Robert van Embricqs at the Geffrye Museum, London

Emma and I went to the Geffrye museum near Shoreditch over the weekend and saw a great exhibit on “useful and beautiful contemporary objects for the home.” There was one chair in particular that caught our attention, the Rising Chair by Robert van Embricqs. We both loved the way it folded up flat for storage and then expanded out into a pretty comfortable and very nice looking wooden chair.

See the rising chair in action on YouTube

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