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DWL to showcase Africa design expertise

By Maria Diamond
15 October 2022   |   3:26 am
It is now an established fact that Nigeria has one of the best interior designers in the world, bringing to an end the days of importing to create that perfect ambience you want in your space.

It is now an established fact that Nigeria has one of the best design initiatives and creativities in the world, bringing to an end the days of importing to create desired perfection, whether in interior designs, furniture, architecture etc.

This was the target of the Design Week Lagos (DWL) when it was initiated to present and celebrate the best in contemporary African design across categories, while bringing international field leaders and visitors to experience the most exciting work from the continent.

Founded by African design advocate Titi Ogufere, DWL was first established in 2019 as a citywide celebration held in Lagos, Nigeria for over 10 days, promoting creativity, and innovation across disciplines, including architecture, industrial design, interior design, furniture design, graphics design, and technology.

As this year’s edition of DWL is set to hold from October 20 to 23 in Lagos with the theme “Beyond The Box” and a unique lineup of phenomenal African designers, the spotlight will be on the award-winning international superstar designer, Ini Archibong, who will be sitting in conversation with Ogufere and putting up a practical workshop.

Brand Manager, Fanmilk/Danone, Collins Eboru (left); Brand Manager, Amstel Malta, Maire Abia-Bassey; Design Week Lagos Executive Board, Jacqueline Aki; Founder, Design Week Lagos, Titi Ogufere; Sponsorship and Promotions Manager of MTN, Njide Ken-Odogwu; Creative and Communications Lead, Design Week Lagos; Myles Igwebuike.

Other architects and designers to look forward to are Charles O Job, Jumoke Adenowo, Eva Sonaike, Jade Folawiyo, Olubunmi Adeyemi, Victor Ekpuk, Tejumola Butler Adenuga, Nifemi Bello, Tosin Oshinowo, Seun Oduwole, Pierre Christophe Gam, Tola Akerele and Osaru Alile.

The event will feature a plethora of activities, including competitions and talks by experts in various related fields.

At a briefing in Lagos on Thursday, Ogufere said: “For DWL 2022, we are coming out with heightened bragado about the mission to create a recognisable culture for African design, one that promotes collaboration and fosters strong economic growth.”

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