Africa By Design

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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

Africa By Design

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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...
Symbolic Hand-Dyed Feature Pendant Light 'Ihaya Lamp'
Symbolic Hand-Dyed Feature Pendant Light 'Ihaya...
2010s Burkinabe Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Leather, Straw, Bronze, Cotton, Yarn
Together with A A K S, Africa by Design is delighted to present the Ihaya Lamp. The lamp is launched as part of a long term weaving project, which bridges the gap between innovat...
Sculptural Hand-Dyed Cascading Tier 'Oude Lamp'
Sculptural Hand-Dyed Cascading Tier 'Oude Lamp'
2010s Burkinabe Modern Chandeliers and Pendants
Leather, Straw, Bronze, Cotton, Yarn
Together with A A K S, Africa by Design is delighted to present the Oude Lamp. The lamp is launched as part of a long term weaving project, which bridges the gap between innovati...

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, 'Kete Pa / Good Bed' Suede Throw
Textile, Decoration, 'Kete Pa / Good Bed' Suede...
AMWA Design
2010s Ghanaian Other Prints
Suede
AMWA Designs creates handmade textiles and print designs for the home. Its designs are built on the principle that our homes and private spaces should be enveloped with beautiful fur...
Contemporary Leather, Metal 'Wheelchair' Chair
Contemporary Leather, Metal 'Wheelchair' Chair
Inoussa Dao
2010s Burkinabe Modern Chairs
Metal
Inoussa Dao is an emerging designer, at international level, and one of the most important personalities in the creative scene of Burkina Faso. His works demonstrate a marked tas...
Contemporary Handcraft 'Pedestal' & 'Duniake'
Contemporary Handcraft 'Pedestal' & 'Duniake'
Ifeanyi Oganwu, Toghal
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 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 Handcrafted Round 'Asanka Coffee Table', Side Table, Custom
Contemporary Handcrafted Round 'Asanka Coffee T...
AMWA Design
2010s English Modern Coffee and Cocktail Tables
Glass, Concrete
Despite its modular composition of structure, shape and materials, the Asanka Coffee Table represents the unification of traditional Ghanaian proverbial symbolism and modernity. T...
Classic Silhouette Hand-Dyed Pendant 'Bella Lamp'
Classic Silhouette Hand-Dyed Pendant 'Bella Lamp'
2010s Burkinabe Modern More Lighting
Leather, Straw, Bronze, Cotton, Yarn
Together with A A K S, AFRICA BY DESIGN is delighted to present the Bella Lamp. The lamp is launched as part of a long term weaving project, which bridges the gap between innovat...
Handmade Wooden Vase Limited Edition 1/1 Oak Dish Bowl
Handmade Wooden Vase Limited Edition 1/1 Oak Di...
Darren Appiagyei
2010s Ghanaian Arts and Crafts Decorative Bowls
Oak
Handmade, limited edition 1/1. With it’s contrasting textures, distinctive tones and organic shape. The dish bowl is an embodiment of the intrinsic beauty of oak burr. Oak burr i...
Textile, Decoration, 'Vermillion Harvest'
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. ...

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