The design for the Campaign Luggage rack was suggested by one of our very talented interior decorator clients. Having seen the Leather Luggage Rack and the Campaign Officer’s Desk, he suggested using the style of legs from the latter to make a very smart luggage rack. That’s what we did, and the end result is very pleasing!
The African Touch Campaign Luggage Rack is beautifully handcrafted from the finest of African hardwoods, the finest pure veg-tanned bovine harness leather, and a beautifully engineered solid brass connecting tube with solid brass end bolts. The stylishly curved legs are hand-built from Zambezi Teak, also known as Rhodesian Teak, an extremely dense African hardwood, with beautiful grain and deep rich coloration. The solid brass connecting rod is constructed and polished in our Victoria Falls studio. The bovine harness leather straps are hand stitched to reinforced canvas backing to prevent stretch with heavy use.
Building the legs of the campaign luggage rack takes great skill from a master craftsman. The teak planks are carefully selected from our stores for colour and grain. They must be wide enough to take the pattern of the legs. Unfortunately, there is inevitably some waste here as the curved legs are cut out of the rectangular board, but such is the price of quality design. The artisan then cuts the shape of the legs out with a bandsaw. After this comes to the real skill when she will sit and shape the legs carefully with a spokeshave until she gets the perfect shape and form. A real art, but well worth it for the final product.
The legs of this campaign luggage rack are then connected with the solid brass connecting rod with big oversize solid brass bolt and washers. This allows the luggage rack to fold neatly. Finally, the genuine leather reinforced straps are screwed on under equal tension to finish this wonderful piece.
Where to use The Campaign Luggage Rack
A luggage rack of unrivalled class and luxury, it will be ideal in any upmarket home or hostelry. I don’t think you could get a better product for a five-star hotel bedroom or top Safari Lodge. One friend of ours had one shipped to London for his ‘Africa Room’!
1. Zambezi Teak, 2. African Mahogany