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Lets talk RATTAN with R.A. Woodcraft!

Lets talk RATTAN with R.A. Woodcraft!

Is Rattan still on trend? The answer is a big yes. This wonderful material certainly is still weaving its magic as one of the hottest interior trends around. Rattan is one of the rare trends that effortlessly manages to pull off the relaxed but ultra-stylish look simultaneously, and better yet, it's not hard to pull off. So we repeat, yes, we still can’t get enough of Rattan.

So this week, we had a few questions for Rudolf, the founder of R.A. Woodcraft, and the maker of our Rattania collection - exclusive to KNUS. 

Q: So Rudolf, where are you based?

A: Diep River, Cape Town

Q: What year was RA Woodcraft started?

A: 2016

Q: Who is ‘RA Woodcraft’

A: At the head of the team founder, Rudolf Zuidema, has over two decades of woodworking experience.  He is classically trained and a fully qualified joiner/wood machinist, but above all else he has an infectious passion for innovation.  Rudolf has represented South Africa at the World Skills Olympics in Joinery where he finished in the Top 10. During his  training he spent time training under a British master joiner, refining his skills and learning traditional joinery techniques. Investment into state of the art German machines and the very best tools has enabled the team at R.A. Woodcraft’s craftsmanship and skills to shine. Rudolf’s moto is craftsmanship, integrity and sustainability and this embodied by all who work at R.A. Woodcraft.  

Q: What was the idea behind your brand?

A: We are a husband and wife run business based in Cape Town.  At the head of the team of RA Woodcraft is founder Rudolf Zuidema.  He has over two decades of woodworking experience. He is classically trained and fully qualified, but above all else has an infectious passion for innovation. Rudolf has represented South Africa at the World Skills Competition in Joinery where he finished in the Top 10.  RA Woodcraft produces top quality custom furniture, kitchens or any bespoke wood product for discerning clients. r.a.w has grown from RA Woodcraft, managed by Jana Zuidema, as a lifestyle brand producing quality made wood products to make life just that little more special and lovely.

Q: How many people work for you?

A:  We have 4 employees

Q: What is your favourite product?

A: The rattan 3-door sideboard.

Q: Why would you say it is important for customers to support local?

A; Supporting local means supporting our very own, it means putting food on the table of your neighbour, it means growing our own local economy, it means job creation within our community, it’s greener as your carbon footprint is less and it’s the easiest way to make a difference in someone local’s life.

If you're also a little rattan-obsessed,  you can try our Rattania collection before you buy! Simply head over here to try out KNUS Peek, to view our products in your own living space, and take the guesswork out of online shopping!

View the full RATTANIA COLLECTION HERE!

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