Hamed Design Studio

Hamed Outtara is a furniture designer and founder of Hamed Design Studio based in Burkina Faso.

Born in December 1971 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Hamed Outtara first studied accountancy, then fashion before establishing himself as a self taught painter. In 2003 he won a scholarship to study design at the Paris-based design school Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle.

Using recycled or salvaged material from his environment is a common theme throughout his creative portfolio, be it metal sheets for his furniture pieces or plastic and earth used in his mixed media paintings. He has exhibited widely both as painter and designer – from Bilbao, Spain to Miami, US – and exports his products to Europe and Africa.