Perched in the corner of the sitting room , proud and resplendent in all its almost-antiquated glory , the imbuia family couch is the only piece of furniture that would most probably outlive us all .

Old , dependable , tried and tested , this stalwart has endured the glories , triumphs , trials and tribulations of many generations ; and still it soldiers on …

Etched into its wooden frame are the battle scars from being dragged , pushed , pulled and banged . Its upholstery boasts an assortment of stains : ink blotches , alcohol and food stains ; a poignant testament to student living , family gatherings and untold revellery of a bygone era .

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