Jordan Awori

THE ART OF DESIGN RELATIONSHIPS – IKEA DESIGN RELATIONSHIPS

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Inspired by my previous feature video, THE DESIGN ACTIVIST WITH THE BLUEPRINT TO AFRICA, in this video I looked at how one of the world’s well known Furniture brands, IKEA, had 10 collaborations with 11 Middle Eastern and African designers from various fields.

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THE DESIGN ACTIVIST WITH THE BLUEPRINT TO AFRICA

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In this feature video I’m having a riveting and insightful conversation with Abidjan based Design activist Nana Spio-garbrah founder of Blueprint Africa. A company whose main objective is to use visual branding and built environments as a window to the various sides of the African story.  The world should appreciate the ways in which rural-urban, poor and rich, trendy and traditional collide into the chaotic kaleidoscope that is everyday living in Africa.

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TIMELESS AFRICAN FURNITURE AND DECOR

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In my previous feature GUBI STORE COPENHAGEN – A DESIGN JOURNEY WITH TIMELESS PIECES I had the opportunity to check out the Danish store GUBI. My experience there got me thinking about what current designers – specifically from or based in AFRICA – are creating pieces, that 10 or 100 years from now, would be as modern as they currently are.

What designers walking God’s green earth right now, are creating African pieces that shall outlive us all? Pieces that my great-great grandchild, shall be creating a feature telling your great great-grandchildren how modern they still look then.

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