The Sabie Fabric Collection
In August 2018 Feé Halsted set off to the Kruger National Park to unwind and recharge her slightly frazzled batteries. Nothing is more salutary and exciting than nestling in the bush to ignite the imagination and restore one's faith in humanity and rekindle the spirit.
She "glamped" in rondavel huts in the lower Sabie, a dense lush region of the park, in which trees, plants and bushes abound watered by the great Sabie River where its vegetation draws large varieties of birds and game to drink, bathe and fish. The area is a never ending tapestry of camouflaged beasts where light, sound and movement and colour shift and change.
Ardmore Artists have never come into close contact with the fauna and flora they represent and we are charmed by their earnest and naive rendering which is similar to the paintings of French artist Henri Rousseau. It is this earnest depiction of our African fauna and flora that we so valued and enjoyed.
Feé would like to thank her daughter Catherine, Sidney and Abel for their executive, timeless and detailed art-work and to our production and design team for all their hard work in pulling together as a team to produce this most remarkably wonderful collection.
Ardmore designers have given us two signature limited edition sofas with the launch of our Sabie fabric collection 2020, that come 30 in Tanzanite and 30 in Delta, both in a rich and sensual velvet.
The high backs allow allow for two to sit amongst dancing elephants juggling a vervet monkey, flanked by travelers riding a giraffe and ostrich.
Our feet and behinds cool off in the Sabie river waters where hippos and crocs play amongst water lilies and a python coils in the right hand corner under one’s arm.
In the shadows of the plants, at the back of the sofa, emerges the illusive King cheetah with his rare spots and stripes.
The sofa's border base and arms are framed with Zulu beaded striped - liked pattern, so often seen in the bases of Ardmore Ceramic works.
These sofas transport us into a magical animal and botanical fantasy and should be appreciated as Art works.