Okha's new Laguna range is a sculptural marvel
The bespoke organic-form table was designed for ARRCC's Cheetah Plains project and can be customised in varied material compositions
Laguna’s sensually organic and meandering form is a direct representation of a body of water or lagoon, it’s smooth black metal table top represents the still surface of water, its unknown depths and mysteries. Laguna is borne out of a collaboration with ARRCC for their project Cheetah Plains. Set in Sabi Sands, Cheetah Plains is a luxury safari destination for which Okha created custom and bespoke furniture. Laguna earns its name from the Spanish word Laguna which means 'pool', 'pond' or ‘lagoon’ and represents the Cheetah Plains watering hole where lion, elephant and cheetah come to drink each day. Cheetah Plains has been featured in over 100 publications and was nominated for the Dezeen Awards.
Okha’s creative director Adam Court says, “The shape was motivated by a strong physical context, by landscape mass as well as the project’s internal spatial layout and was therefore informed both by practicality and nature’s poetry.” This merging of art, abstraction and application is a clear signature throughout the Okha range.
Laguna can be customized in a range of materials including wood, stone, metal, mirror and reinforced glass. For Cheetah Plains, Laguna is shown with a blackened aluminium top and patinated aluminium legs.
“The legs and table body will always be made from two different finishes or materials as each represents a different physical element, the legs rise above the table top to enhance that feeling of landscape, of different masses...the flat horizontal surface of the table (water) is enveloped by the surrounding landscape which rises above the surface of the water," adds Court.
Okha is a Cape Town based interior design studio. They are creators of progressive, elegant furniture and lighting, as well as artisanal objects and contemporary floor art. Each design is inspired by an enquiring contemporary aesthetic and timeless classicism, with a deep respect for natural materials and traditional craftsmanship. The studio aims to be at the forefront of discerning modern living, and offers a fully comprehensive and bespoke interior design service. They desire to continuously explore and refine aesthetic to better communicate intimate and characterful narratives through the art of design. Okha collaborates with South Africa’s finest artists and artisans, working hand-in-hand to design and produce limited series and one-off rarefied objects.