Born in Bamako, Mali and trained as an architect and designer in Paris, Cheick Diallo’s studio in based in his hometown. Here Diallo produces design projects, which speak to a local making tradition of using discarded materials and working mostly by hand.
He and his team of artisans produce furniture and objects of impeccable finish that play ambiguously with the notion of luxury. He uses, for instance, soft drinks cans that were ‘sculpted’ by the wheels of the big trucks going from Bamako to Douala, polished by the sun and rusted by the rains as a material. The can are chosen carefully for their unique shapes lacquered and welded to create unique furniture pieces.