Monday, August 12, 2013

Contemporary and colourful African art: African art designs hits London

                                    Telephone cable baskets
South Africa's Zulu artists and makers weave telephone cables into richly coloured baskets

                                   African design
Eva Sonaike's fabrics can turn any armchair into a statement piece (Ljoba print, www.evasonaike.com); Eva Sonaike is based in London and will launch her first fabric collection in September, it will be available via her website.

                                     African design
Laurence Kanza's vibrant Pascal cushions from La Petite Congolaise lapetitecongolaise.com  ; Mabeo Kika stool in red by Patricia Urquiola mabeofurniture.com

                                    African design
Banke Kuku's studio is in west London from where she designs fabrics for use in accessories and upholstery. Born in Lagos, Banke graduated from Chelsea College of Art & Design in 2010. Her designs, "a merger between African and western cultures which always tell an African story".

Source: homesandproperty.co.uk

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