Bronze woven nest bowl by Trevor Potter. Drawing inspiration from weaver birds’ nests, this bowl gives the impression of a woven nest form. It is polished on the inside and patinated on the outside.
Leadwood Seed Pod. Working in bronze, Sarah Heinnaman crafts a collection of table top sculptures of seed pods – specifically drawing reference from her immediate environment – or in this case the plants found in the Okavango Delta. The exquisite bronze sculptures were especially produced for Xigera Safari Lodge from the plants of the region used to name the guest suites.
Bronze Bowls by Charles Haupt, who together with Otto du Plessis, has spearheaded the functional design side of Bronze Age Studio. Created in patinated bronze and gold leaf, the bowls are inspired by natural growth patterns, cast in bronze, finished with a unique patina and gilded with gold leaf.
Glazed ceramic tableware collection by Chuma Maweni, a master of hand-thrown ceramics, who was the single largest individual supplier for the lodge, producing every item by hand, himself.
Ebonised walnut and bronze bed by Duchenne cabinetry, in partnership with Southern Guild, combining African totem references with traditional timber craft. The lily finals were sculpted by Trevor Potter and are cast in bronze, each one shaped to a unique configuration. The headboard fabrics were selected by Toni Tollman from the most exclusive and luxurious European fabric houses.
Twin separate upholstered bed selected by Southern Guild, which commissions, produces and exhibits contemporary collectible design by the most compelling talents in South Africa. Southern Guild, along with Toni Tollman, curated, commissioned and designed all of the furniture in the lodge.
African Jacquard custom bedspreads, designed to complement the colours of the suite.
Marula and knobthorn side tables by Adam Birch, who spent seven months on site at Xigera carving more than 150 large-scale timber sculptures for the lodge. He worked alongside a team of local carpenters, training them in woodworking skills that will stay with them for life.