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About Africa By Design

Born as a duty of love, the designers, which feature on the AFRICA BY DESIGN platform, share strong symbolic and cultural narratives and histories. However, they each offer a taste of the great elements of design led diversity and skill from across Africa. From environmental design to furniture / product and textile design, 30 designers, from 7 sub-Saharan countries create a platform which celebrates and initiates a new global chapter in design. AFRICA BY DESIGN is underpinned by a desire to promote i) sustainable and internationally reaching commercial opportunities...Read More

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Modern Foot-Rest Stool, 'Manolo Wood'
Modern Foot-Rest Stool, 'Manolo Wood'
Charles O. Job
21st Century and Contemporary European Modern Stools
Plywood
Manolo is the product of a very specific challenge to 'invent' a new typology of furniture that serves the specific need of sitting comfortably whilst putting ones shoes on, or takin...
Contemporary Handcraft 'Pedestal' & 'Duniake'
Contemporary Handcraft 'Pedestal' & 'Duniake'
Ifeanyi Oganwu
2010s African Modern Stools
Cotton, Linen, Foam, Plywood
The Pedestal is designed by architect/designer Ifeanyi Oganwu, from Nigeria. The Pedestal shows a beautiful fusion of art and design, tradition and modernity. The Duniake fabric of f...
Modern Metal Stool, Stainless Steel, 'LM Stool'

Modern Metal Stool, Stainless Steel, 'LM Stool'

NM Bello Studio
2010s Nigerian Stools
Metal
Nmbello Studio is constantly pushing the boundaries around manufacturing constraints in Nigeria and the 'LM Stool' is an example of that. With limited access to modern day manufactur...

Contemporary Handcrafted Kukuru Funfun 'White Dove' Armchair

Contemporary Handcrafted Kukuru Funfun 'White ...
Ile Ila
2010s Nigerian Modern Armchairs
Foam, Mahogany, Upholstery, Teak
ilé-ilà (House of Lines) is a lifestyle furniture-line designed and handmade in Lagos, Nigeria, West Africa. Kukuru Funfun translates as 'White Dove' and is the name of the chair see...
Textile, Decoration, 'Vermillion Harvest'
Na Chainkua Reindorf
2010s African Modern Decorative Art
Yarn, Wire
Vermillion Harvest focuses on texture and tactility and was designed and created using inspiration from hair threading (a traditional West African hairstyle) and basket weaving. ...
Contemporary Handcrafted Round 'Asanka Coffee T...
AMWA Design
2010s English Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Concrete
The concrete bowl of this coffee table is inspired by the ‘Asanka’ – a traditional shallow clay bowl used to blend and grind food in Ghana and many other parts of West Africa. The...

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