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IKEA’S Modern Rituals In Collaboration With African Designers

In a preview of its forthcoming collaboration with African designers IKEA introduces ÖVERALLT a limited edition collection of tableware, textiles, and seating inspired by the modern rituals across all cultures that punctuate everyday life, what we do and use to make us feel at home. The collection was developed by ten designers from seven African countries partnered with IKEA’s team of designers.

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Africa.Now – Exploring Africa’s Creative Community With Design Indaba

Having spent the last seven years bringing you some of the names, designs, and services that have shaped the emergence and development of the creative industries across Africa one cannot help but be inspired by the energy surrounding what is happening; that feeling that anything is possible. Something that can at times be hard to articulate in a post when experiencing it in person can be so much more impactful. And this is the premise of Design Indaba’s Africa.Now initiative and video series, which brings you closer to the action through on-screen interviews with those who are an active part […]

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Accessories: Classic Handbag Style Meets African elegance

Atelier Annick [Cote d’Ivoire] [Image credit: Atelier Annick] Born and raised in Paris to parents from Cote d’Ivoire, Annick Adjo’s African heritage has a strong influence over her statement handbag designs. Handmade by specialists in London and France, the Atelier Annick silhouettes are of classic shapes enhanced by a touch of African elegance. Buttery soft leathers and ‘run your hand over them’ skins add to the luxury feel. The Waneh patent leather bags include strips of kente hand-woven by artisans in Cote d’Ivoire, which add to the range’s distinctive style and finished of with handmade African cast-iron beads. Handbag linings include suede […]

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