Jordan Awori

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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CULTURAL SYMBOLIC RELEVANCE OF THE MOST RELAXING PIECE OF FURNITURE

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In my last video DOING IT HIS WAY – THE ARTIST IN A KIOSK I had a captivating interview with the Kenyan artist George Onkoba who runs The Art Kiosk, an art gallery that showcases his amazing work in, as the name suggests, a Kiosk. Speaking of his work what we learnt from my previous video is that he uses symbolism in all his pieces and this leads us to this video where, as I’d previously promised, I will not only be looking at how other artists have used symbolism in their work but also how it’s used in interior décor pieces.

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