Africa is Sharp!

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

Part of the Project

Africa is audacious. Africa is irreverent. Africa is sharp! Africa likes to show off with bright colours as bold as those found in the diverse natural landscape, rich patterns as intricate as the interwoven cultures on the continent, shapes and silhouettes that cast a thoroughly modern vision of Africa.

  • Sawa shoes for Shine Shine by Sawa shoes and Shine Shine, Ethiopia/South Africa 
  • MO armchair by Cheick Diallo, Diallo Design, Mali
  • Mr Somebody & Mr Nobody by Sharon Lombard and Heidi Chisholm
  • Plywood chair by Issa Diabaté, Koffi Diabaté Architects, Ivory Coast 
  • Ukhamba light by Sian Eliot and Ari Geva, South Africa
  • LAYERS collection Fall-Winter 2013/ 2014 by Nana K Brenu, Studio 1981, Ghana/Italy
  • Fashion Rising Spring 2014 Collection by Abrima Erwiah and Rosario Dawson Studio One Eighty Nine, Ghana/US
  • Spaghetti bowls by Marjorie Wallace, Matupo Pottery, Zimbabwe
  • Gone Rural Fluoro Vases – Series 2 by Philippa Thorne, Gone Rural, Swaziland
  • Espresso Veloce by Arte Meccanica, Paolo Mastrogiuseppe, South Africa
  • Dress by Taibo Bacar, Mozambique
  • Be Street Collection by Selly Raby Kane, Seraka, Senegal