This year Decorex international will showcase three signature pieces by South African luxury furniture brand OKHA.
16 – 19 SEPTEMBER AT LONDON’S SYON PARK, OKHA WILL BE FEATURED AT STAND E43 WITH STAFFAN TOLLGARD TO CELEBRATE OKHA’S NEW LONDON PRESENCE.
While OKHA Design and Interiors has always been a global citizen in luxury design, now for the first time OKHA has a home in London. Arriving for the start of the London Design Festival, The OKHA Curated Collection is now available at the design store of award-winning Staffan Tollgard Design Group. OKHA operates out of Cape Town, where its design studio and gallery are housed and through artisanal craftsmanship, attention to quality and a unique approach to design its work is sought throughout the world, from China to Sweden, which is why it made sense to have the OKHA Curated Collection represented in one of the world’s leading design capitals.
OKHA creative director and designer Adam Court, has a history in fine art and film. Perhaps it is through this lens that his design pieces take on the quality and character of being art and design; a chair is no longer just a chair – it is an emotively crafted wood, steel and leather sculpture from which the viewer can admire and survey the world around them. OKHA takes its name from an old Xhosa word meaning the bringing of warmth to hearth and home. South Africa’s cosmopolitan trade route history and its immense wealth of natural beauty – granite mountains, precious metals woven into its geological architecture and its indigenous forests are intrinsically fused into OKHA’s provenance and narrative. There is a primal quality of immediacy and timelessness in the luxury of OKHA’s work. Court works exclusively with natural fine materials and an emphasis on artisanal quality craftsmanship; hand-picked leathers, brass, marble and timbers which at times are gleaned from fallen trees in Table Mountain’s woodlands.
Founder of the eponymously named award-winning Tollgard design group, Staffan Tollgard handpicked the pieces which make up OKHA’s Curated Collection. The collection which includes signature OKHA pieces such as the STM swivel armchair and the dark-wood Lean side table with marble top captures what Swedes or Danes commonly refer to as the red thread or heart of the OKHA design ethos; form and function as a singular notion. OKHA being brought to the doorstep of every Londoner, now means that more people have access to seeing and experiencing Court’s designs first-hand.