African design is having its moment and much of this breakthrough can be attributed to the tireless efforts of Titi Ogufere.
A Nigerian interior designer, she founded the country’s first trade organization for the field of design and launched the first Lagos Design Week in 2019. The pandemic stymied her plans to grow the event in 2020, but this year, it returns with a bang, thanks in part, to a documentary Ogufere developed for Netflix—debuting next week—that will feature many of the designers she has brought together through DLW.
“Given Netflix’s global reach, the documentary will give audiences from around the world a chance to see what designers are doing here in Africa,” says Ogufere. “I hope it will also force people to rethink what they know about African design.”
SOURCE: FAST COMPANY