As part of its series exploring the best in global design, Wallpaper sets its focus on Africa. Despite the selections coming from across the continent, there are common themes to the design such as exquisite sculptural forms, a simplified and restrained reinterpretation of African motifs, and exceptional craftsmanship.
Peter Mabeo has been creating exquisitely crafted furniture and accessories from his hometown of Gaborone, Botswana, in collaboration with some of the world’s most celebrated designers. Hailing from Cape Town, Atang Tshikare is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist and designer whose sculptural work evolved from his street art.
Cape Town-based interiors designer Mia Senekal launched furniture brand Murrmurr to further explore her interest in natural lines and textures. Nigerian-Canadian designer Lani Adeoye works closely with artisans in Nigeria to create her objects, which she describes as ‘a journey to redefine heritage whilst creating pieces today for your tomorrow’.
Started in 2000 as a small workshop in Accra, ghana, Tekura has grown into a hub for creativity and craftsmanship creating unique furniture and objects as well as customized pieces.