Bronze Age

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Established in 2005 by Charles Haupt and Otto du Plessis, Bronze Age Studio defies convention with its fusion of bronze and contemporary design, redefining the ancient material's boundaries. This dynamic duo combines expertise in industrial design and sculpture to create internationally acclaimed works, spanning sculptural commissions, architectural features, furniture, lighting, and limited-edition pieces. With a seamless integration of advanced technology and traditional craftsmanship, their projects exude an enigmatic allure—both avant-garde and timeless. In 2023, Studio Fenice proudly introduced Charles Haupt's mesmerizing exclusive new furniture and lighting collection, a masterpiece merging nature's allure with cutting-edge digital craftsmanship. Inspired by Cape Town's scenic landscapes, this collection transcends boundaries, seamlessly blending the natural and digital realms. Experience the enchantment of South Africa's Western Cape in every meticulously crafted piece. Designed with the lightest of touches, the thorny structure rests lightly on the ground, as if the dense bronze was completely weightless.

“Both Otto and I take a lot of inspiration from nature”

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