Hamilton the Hippo, Lewis the Lion, Gerard the Giraffe, Grayson the Gorilla, and Calvin the Crocodile are Project Safari - an alluring collection of ceramic animal bust-forms.
Each form is styled through an in-depth exploration of the features and personality of their respective animal. The intention is to capture the essence of each animal by breaking out and distilling their unique features into compelling geometric renditions. The final shapes are delivered through a considered approach to achieve a unified collection of compelling subjects.
We chose ceramic as the material for Project Safari because it is precious - fragile yet resilient. . This represents an appropriate reflection of the real-world counterparts in the wild; they are cherished - endangered yet tenacious. They are creatures of the earth that should be valued and protected.
MATERIAL: Ceramic, Stoneware
SIZE: Varies Based on Animal
COLOR: White Glaze or Charcoal Glaze
HAMILTON the Hippo is a good ‘ol chap who enjoys the simple things in life. A cool breeze, an Oxpecker cleaning the ears, and a pond to splash about is all he needs. Hamilton is the perfect choice for excitement in any environment.
GRAYSON the Gorilla is an accomplished audiophile. Comfortable on the turntable or the dancefloor, he’ll be happy to wear your headphones when you’re not using them. Grayson easily elevates the style of any space.
GERARD the Giraffe is a big-time socialite. When he’s not rubbing elbows at the club, he’s baffing tennis balls in Midtown with a martini in-hand. Gerard is a superb conversation starter and will grab the attention of anyone in the room.
LEWIS the Lion is a sophisticated type. He likes to wax philosophical whilst warming up next to the fireplace and sipping on an Aberfeldy 21 – like his meat, he takes it neat. Lewis is the best companion you could ask for.
CALVIN the Crocodile is a snappy wiseguy. You can tell from his big, toothy grin that underneath his tough exterior he’s really just a big softie. He does have a knack at picking the winning horse. Calvin is always a fierce contributor to the aesthetic of any room.