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Custom shop Finishing

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Shop fitting with a difference, Tredici baker's dozen

In June 2012 a man walked into our factory and asked, "Do you design and build custom cupboards, table and chairs? Because that is what I want." His name NC Becker and this was for Tredici right next to the N2 highway.

We started with the design and layout of the table tops and storage units. What will the colour scheme be, how will it be finished, and how durable will it be? Were all the questions going back and forth over the desk and via email.

As things went along with the cupboard design and marble top shapes and positioning the client wanted to know if we can design and manufacture a stackable wooden chair that will fit into the style and ambiance of Tredici. We jumped in and these are the finished products.

Not even a riot could stop us from getting the job done, and here we are getting the mobile fridges into their custom made housings with wheels.

Opening night! The final product in action with fragrances of freshly baked breads, brewing coffee and food being prepared in the kitchen filling the air; everyone enjoying a comfortable seat at the tables and on the chairs that we designed and made for the Tredici Deli and Restaurant.


The Name:
A baker's dozen is 13, one more than the standard dozen. The oldest known source, but questionable explanation for the expression 'baker's dozen' dates back to the 13th century. Bakers who were found to have short-changed customers were subject to severe punishment. To guard against the punishment of losing a hand to an axe, a baker would give 13 for the price of 12, to be certain of not being known as a cheat. Specifically, the practice of baking 13 items for an intended dozen was insurance against 'short measure' on the basis that one of the 13 could be lost, eaten, burned or ruined in some way, leaving the baker with the original legal dozen. Tredici is the Italian translation for thirteen.
The philosophy of Tredici is to give more than what is expected, may it be in value, quality or an abundance of atmosphere. Therefore the name is a true reflection of what we intent to do. If your expectation bar is set at a certain level, we will always strive to do so much more. Come and see for yourself!

The Location:
Tredici is set in a beautiful building design by local architect Zoon Jacobs, inspired by local historical elements (Cape Dutch) and taking the best of French and Italian designs bringing back the old worldly grandeur from yesteryear. Everything is blown up in size to go with the philosophy of Tredici of giving more than is expected, from door and windows heights in 4 meter lengths bringing in all the light and showcasing the beautiful scenery of the Langeberg Mountains, to stunning fireplaces and chandeliers of massive scale. And all of this is done in natural raw material, from natural white cement plasterwork, blue gum roof structures, beautiful wrought iron works but still bringing in a bit of the modern elements. The seating and storage in the restaurant needed to fit into this philosophy and Pionier Meubels made it possible. They designed and manufactured the custom wooden tables, chairs and cupboards that house all the Tredici treats. The roof structure of the main restaurant area was constructed out of 48 massive blue gum beams dressed in latte weighing more than 56 tons! It took almost 2 months just to get this structure into place lifting one beam at a time.
The beautiful manicured gardens have been designed taking inspiration from the beautiful setting of the Versailles gardens in France. This setting is truly a masterpiece.

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