June 25, 2015

Tripolina Safari Chair

Safari Fusion blog | Tripolina safari chair | Traditional style canvas Tripolina chairs on safari in Kenya
Inspiration can come from anywhere, whilst browsing the web and dreaming of my next African safari I came across pictures from the Joy Adamson Museum in Kenya depicting an antique canvas Safari Chair.

Also known as a Campaign or Tripolina Chair [the name is derived from the Libyan city, Tripoli] these folding safari chairs were used by armies in North Africa. Lightweight and portable, they were the perfect officers chair as well as a safari chair for Africa's explorers and adventurers.

So after a little fabric sourcing from South Africa and Uganda, and finding a lovely maker in Australia, the Safari Fusion contemporary version of the Tripolina Chair was born.

Safari Fusion  blog | Tripolina safari chair | Tripolina Chair (tribal) by Safari Fusion www.safarifusion.com.au

Safari Fusion blog | Tripolina safari chair | Tripolina chair by Safari Fusion www.safarifusion.com.au
{Images: 1 Elephant Pepper Camp, 2-3 Joy Adamson Museum, 4-5 Safari Fusion}

June 10, 2015

Woven & Stitched 2015-16 collection

Safari Fusion blog | Woven & Stitched collection | Swazi Vessels, Urns and Baskets + Mogwane Walking Sticks by Safari Fusion www.safarifusion.com.au
For centuries artistic weaving techniques have passed from one African generation to the next, fueled by the need to store, to carry and to transport. Utilitarian by design, these grass and palm fibre baskets are natural works of art with distinctive woven patterns indigenous to Africa's many tribes and regions.

Inspired by Africa's weavers, our new collection Woven & Stitched is now in store.

View our Woven & Stitched Lookbook.

Safari Fusion blog | Woven & Stitched collection | Afrique Cushion (spirals) by Safari Fusion www.safarifusion.com.au

Safari Fusion blog | Woven & Stitched collection | Tripolina Chair (facet), Tribal & Facet Cushions + Mogwane Walking Sticks by Safari Fusion www.safarifusion.com.au
Safari Fusion blog | Woven & Stitched collection | Telephone Wire Stripe Bowl (citron) by Safari Fusion www.safarifusion.com.au

Safari Fusion blog | Woven & Stitched collection | Colonial Men + Animal Trinket Boxes by Safari Fusion www.safarifusion.com.au
{Images: © Safari Fusion. All rights reserved.}