Brothers Richard and Oliver Davies sure have an eye for beauty. All their wooden boards are hand crafted from French oak wine barrels in Franschhoek. The French oak used for these barrels is over a hundred years old, and because the barrels are used to age red wine, the distinct colouring and aroma are still evident in every piece. The boards are produced on a wine farm situated on the slopes of the Franschhoek Pass, and each one is uniquely hand crafted. The Boutique Vineyards Trudeau collection includes a wide range of cheese, bread and cutting boards, but it’s these quirky place mats that really caught our eye. Available in both dark and light wood, they’re an eco-friendly, original and stylish addition to any dinner table. Available from Vendange stores in Joburg, Cape Town and Bloemfontein, for R190 each. For more info visit vendange.co.za.