In 1946 an entrepreneurial young man named Cecil Nurse started servicing businesses in post-war Johannesburg. Over the next seven decades, the company that bears his name became and has maintained its position as the undisputed leader in office furniture. This enviable position was achieved by delivering quality products at attractive prices, backed up by service levels that continue to set the benchmark in the industry.
At TRADE SECRET, we give you an extensive selection of beautifully crafted, imported furniture at prices up to 35% less than standard retail levels. All our stock is on hand so you won’t have lengthy waiting periods!
Sourced from all over the world, we specialise in finding unique pieces – solid weathered oak dining tables, distressed French armoires, linen upholstered sofas, sumptuous four poster beds, rustic elm coffee tables, elegant grey washed sideboards… the list goes on!
Our vision is to create bespoke furniture to suit your everyday needs. We are passionate about what we do and every piece is carefully and lovingly designed and crafted. Our products range from bedroom, dining and lounge furniture, to office furniture, TV units and wine racks, tea trolleys and other miscellaneous products. All our furniture can be manufactured in any of the hardwoods we specialize in, namely; yellowwood, stinkwood, mahogany, cherrywood, black wood, beech wood, maple wood and kiaat wood. We also specialise in custom manufacture to specification.
After discovering a niche in the market for fashionable and affordable French reproduction furniture, the Cottonwood Trading Company was established in 2003. This rapidly flourishing business is owned by husband and wife team, Philip and Toni Botha.
Our Master Cabinet Maker Sibley McAdam has been striving to preserve the traditional quality and craftsmanship of cabinet making since 1987. Along with Lynn McAdam’s intuitive eye for timeless quality and great design they have created a look that is unmistakably Block & Chisel. Inspired by classic lasting designs and techniques of the past Sibley has created innovative processes, such as the “antiquing” technique, which have been honed by the Block & Chisel team of artisans over the last two decades. Lynn accents these locally manufactured pieces with selected treasures to create an overall eclectic flair.
Lanark is a South African manufacturing company bringing genuine value to the local furniture market since 1997. Based in Cape Town, Lanark produces an exclusive range of household furniture which is sold directly to the public through its own showroom in Montague Gardens.
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