Sefefo Dining Table by Peter Mabeo, handcrafted from Panga Panga wood (indigenous to the region). The table balances a defined profile with a rhythmic sense of craft through the repetition of grooved colourful lines.
Ebonised ash and ruby red custom Kassena Server by Dokter and Misses, inspired by the patterned adobe structures built by the Kassena people, who live in the Tiébélé region on the border of Ghana & Burkina Faso. The geometric patterns wrapped around the cabinets are derived from two literary texts in the Sotho and Tsonga languages.
Ceramic bedside lamps by Ardmore, designed to capture the rich plant life and wild creatures of the Moremi Game Reserve, and made exclusively for Xigera. The lamps each depict a different animal and are adorned with patterns, colours and motifs that reference the fabrics and colour scheme of the suite.
Ceramic stools by Atang Tshikare - a pattern of symbolic shapes and gestural marks has been scratched into black paint, revealing the biscuit-coloured clay beneath. Sitting low to the ground, these pieces appear both earthy and mystical – qualities echoed by their evocative titles: Ngwana, Ngwedi and Ngaka (“child”, “moon” and “shaman” in Tswana).
Piano Stripe Karakul by Coral & Hive, an all-women, ethically operated company with some of the most talented weavers in South Africa, whose skills have been passed down for generations. The lounge carpet is made from Karakul wool, from sheep that are raised in the Karoo, in South Africa.
“Loves Me Loves Me Not.II” coffee table in walnut and kiaat, by John Vogel, one of South Africa’s foremost furniture designers. The piece is cleverly made from eight nesting parts.
African Jacquard custom bedspread, designed to complement the colours of the suite.
Timber wardrobe by Otto du Plessis, with etched brass doors depicting landscapes and botanical scenes taken directly from the surrounding Moremi Reserve. These were based on drawings of baobabs, palms and other plants common to the Delta by Trevor Potter, a resident artist at Bronze Age.