In planning for the original Southern Ocean Lodge in the early 2000s, James and Hayley Baillie commissioned Adelaide-based design master Khai Liew to create bespoke furniture and lighting pieces for the lodge.

Adelaide-based Khai Liew embodies a multi-disciplinary design practice, encompassing a studio, workshop, and collaborations with artisans. With expertise in historical Australian decorative arts, Liew’s designs blend heritage and contemporary aesthetics, reflecting time, place, and culture. Recognized with awards like the SA Arts Award and Design Icon, his creations grace global museums and national collections, leaving an indelible mark on Australian design.