Freshly Found is right! The riempie is part of the South African experience... the comfortable seat, the smell of leather, the strong wood structure supporting you. So it's really wonderful to see South African industrial designer, Haldane Martin, put a new spin on it... here's a table. Can I have one, please?
Here are some wonderful shots of the furniture in action.
I also quite enjoyed perusing the website. Here are some of the people who make these beautiful ideas a reality.
Hooray for people who take design seriously, but also have fun with it :)