In celebration of local design, we’re loving Haldane Martin’s Sim-ply Chair Collection.

Forming part of a move into on-trend hospitality and residential furniture, the Sim-ply Chair Collection sits comfortably in the new Haldane Martin Endless Forms Most Beautiful range (named for a quote in Charles Darwin’s The Origin of the Species), launched at Design Joburg in May this year.

High-quality, while still environmentally friendly, the Sim-ply Chair Collection boasts multiple seating options, including a dining chair, a lounge chair with arms, and a barstool, with each piece displaying simple, rounded forms, friendly finishes and an extra-wide backrest to “hug” the sitter. With solid, hardwood legs, and the seats and backrests made from birch plywood, the Sim-ply Chair Collection is not only built to last, but fully customisable – and that includes finish and upholstery, too.

Visit to find out more, and pick up the latest copy of SA Home Owner, on shelf now, to read about a few more brilliant South African furniture designers.