Going with the flow
The Laguna table is inspired by forms found in nature
Design studio OKHA’s newest addition to its interior repertoire – the Laguna table – Was borne out of a collaboration with interior arm ARRCC for its Cheetah Plains project. Set in the Sabi Sands, Cheetah Plains is a luxury safari destination for which OKHA created custom and bespoke pieces, the result of which is an integrated and immersive design experience with furniture totally in sync with the architecture. Cheetah Plains has been featured in over 100 publications and was nominated for the Dezeen Awards.
Laguna’s sensually organic and meandering form is a direct representation of a body of water or lagoon, its smooth black metal tabletop represents the still surface of water, and its unknown depths and mysteries. “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,” says creative director Adam Court of the shape and texture of the design.
Laguna can be customised in a range of materials including wood, stone, metal, mirror and reinforced glass. Here 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,” says Court.