Jomo is an Ethiopian-American artist and industrial designer who develops African themed furniture.
As a young boy growing up in Ethiopia, he was always drawn to the eclectic art, souvenirs, and furniture pieces his father collected during his travels throughout Africa and beyond. That combined with spending two summer breaks at a local furniture builder in Addis Ababa, propelled his interest in furniture making and design.
Jomo's furniture incorporates a deep appreciation for African art and culture and infuses his heritage into contemporary designs such as chairs, tables, and other home furnishings to offer an alternative to current mainstream styles and trends in the market.
Jomo believes the furniture industry is ripe for disruption as current popular trends still rarely infuse anything African into their products.