Africa is Tradition Reinvented

"Africa is Tradition Reinvented" is one of the five themes of the "Africa is Now" exhibition at Design Indaba Expo 2014.

Part of the Project

As the cradle of humankind Africa has the oldest tradition of making and innovation. Today’s designers interpret on ancient vocabularies of form, material and craft, into a new visual language, creating African icons anew. It is about the juxtaposition of the age-old and the future-forward, about recontextualising the here and now.

  • Billie Top and Zama Skirt by Sindiso Khumalo, South Africa
  • Disco Pipe for Airdiem by Hicham Lahlou, Morocco 
  • Crazy Legs Table by Tekura Design, Ghana
  • Yellow Fever film animation by Ng’endo Mukii, Kenya
  • African Zen serving table by Allan Schwarz, Mezimbite Forest Centre, Mozambique
  • Smock collar by Susan Didcott, Trip Handbags and Accessories, South Africa
  • Bogolan throw by Boubacar Doumbia, Ndomo, Mali 
  • Project Painted children’s chair by Ab Oosterwaal, Piratas do Pau, Mozambique
  • Cone Nesting Stools designed by Rentaro Nishimura and made by Mango Club for People of the Sun, Malawi
  • Taboo Stool by Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck, Taboo Furniture, Senegal
  • Mandjaque hand-woven textile by Aissa Dione, Senegal
  • State of the Nation Basket Chair by Designers without Borders in collaboration with Sian Eliot and the Costa do Sol weavers, Mozambique/South Africa
  • Brother Vellies by Aurora James, Namibia