Attractive enough to be used inside, the Selamat Stratus Bench Teak is also durable enough to be placed out on a patio, in a garden, or along your lakefront shoreline. This intriguing piece uses trapezoidal angles and strong lines to create eye-catching seating that has both a soft natural feel stemming from the wood it uses and a cool contemporary feel found in its stainless steel base.
The Stratus collection by Selamat was created by award-winning designer Jarrod Lim, who draws from his experiences in cultures and regions as different and far flung as Australia, Italy, England, and Singapore. With these influences, Lim creates internationally styled furniture recognized as simply beautiful the world over.
Plantation-grown Tectona Grandis, used in Selamat Designs' teak furniture, is one of the world's most durable and solid grained woods. Because of teak's unique interaction with the elements, weathering to a beautiful silver gray, the pieces in this collection arrive unfinished. Once it has reached your desired shade, you can seal the wood with teak oil to maintain its color. After oiling, occasionally rubbing a thin film of carnuba paste or creme wax - not a silicone wax or oily polish - into the teak, moving in the direction of the grain one small area at a time, will maintain its beauty. Between waxing, simple dusting is all that is required for the wood, using a soft, moist, lint-free cloth, followed immediately by a soft dry cloth. The steel frame can be periodically scrubbed down with a nonabrasive detergent, using a bristle brush and plenty of water.
About Selamat Designs
Selamat Designs was founded in 1988 to make an interesting use of the vast quantities of wood cut-offs left over after production of large pieces of furniture in Indonesia. The wood cut-offs were utilized to make a stylish group of office and home accessories that launched Selamat Designs into national prominence. Over the years, customers began demanding larger and larger pieces. As a result, Selamat Designs was able to expand into the production of occasional furniture, such as tables, dining sets, chairs, and deep-seating.
Now headquartered in San Francisco, the company offers sophisticated furnishings of superior quality that are also functional and inventive. A priority for Selamat Designs is stocking their products in their Cincinnati and San Francisco warehouses, enabling immediate delivery to retailers and designers. Selamat employs only the highest skilled craftsmen who use select timbers of mahogany and teak, marrying them with exotic materials such as rattan, leather, bamboo, onyx, and tropical hardwoods to create a diverse array of furniture and accessories.