“We had experience in these eco-lodges and camps that had been in Africa for a long time, and saw the potential for integrating them with mainstream products in Asia, the US, and Central America,” says Labe, whose Johannesburg studio is now working on projects in Costa Rica and Puerto Rico, as well Oregon, Virginia, and Utah in the US. That includes providing design and curation for acclaimed international brands such as Aman Resorts, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and Nayara Resorts.
“Luxury Frontiers provides a full suite of design services to our clients in the development of the camp, lodge or resort,” says Labe. “And we pride ourselves on designing alternative structures and lodging concepts.”
These include tented camps, mobile camps, tree houses, and bamboo structures. But everything is informed by the destination, and how guests discover the environment they are in.