Artichoke, the lead interior design company for the newly rebuilt Mombo, Wilderness Safaris’ flagship camp set in the heart of the Okavango Delta, has won the SBID (Society of British International Design) Awards in the Hotel Bedroom and Suites Design category.
The SBID Awards are regarded as one of the most prestigious accolades in the interior design industry, representing talent and design excellence across all corners of the industry. Each entry undergoes an exclusive two-tier judging process by panels of leading industry experts for both technical content and aesthetic creativity, as well as evaluating brief compliance, budget, health and safety, and fit-for-purpose design.
According to lead interior designer and owner of Artichoke, Caline Williams-Wynn, “Mombo is the ‘Rolls Royce of the Delta’ with its interior design rooted in its rich history and traditions stretching back nearly 30 years. The design of the tented suites combine traditional and vintage elements with a modern elegance that truly embraces the real essence of Mombo”.
World-renowned as “the Place of Plenty”, boasting enormous concentrations of plains game and predators, Mombo is arguably one of the best areas for game-viewing in Africa. “It was therefore a vital component of our brief to ensure that the design of the suites complemented Mombo’s pristine wilderness surroundings, offering guests the ultimate in sustainable luxury whilst remaining rooted in an authentic bush-camp offering”.
Founder and CEO of SBID, Dr Vanessa Brady OBE, commented that the calibre of winners across all 14 categories was a true reflection of the creative scope of the global design industry, depicting an international portfolio of projects from over 42 countries worldwide.
“It was a privilege to work with Artichoke on our Mombo project and we are thrilled to have won this prestigious award that truly celebrates the camp’s design excellence, as well as its Conservation Purpose and dedication to its pioneering rhino reintroduction project”, commented Kim Nixon, Wilderness Safaris Botswana MD.
The winners were announced at an official ceremony held at The Dorchester Hotel in London on Friday 26 October. Click here to see the full list of winners, or here to watch a short video about the Mombo rebuild.