The Curator of Contemporary African Design

atelier 55 - The Curator of Contemporary African Design

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Christmas Wishes

It’s been a year, right? One we will never forget. 2020 has brought with it extreme ups and downs as we were forced to navigate a new reality. Looking back on the things that have happened in 2020 has been a milestone year for atelier 55 in more ways than one. I have drawn a lot from your support and in giving thanks for the good I look forward to building on them in the coming year. I am tired, and am taking a break for a few weeks. Thank you for letting me into your inbox and I look […]

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Artist and Designer Yinka Ilori Introduces His Debut Technicolour Homeware Collection

In keeping with his colourful patterned signature style artist and designer Yinka Ilori introduces his debut technicolour homeware collection. Featuring textiles, dinnerware, art prints and socks the collection came about by accident. With projects cancelled due to the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic lockdown, Yinka used the time to create the collection.

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By sharing information – about contemporary African design with curators, collectors and publications; about best business practices with makers and creatives, and making connections between these groups of people, atelier 55 contributes to the growing, thriving world of modern African design.