Over the weekend, we were at the Muson Center Lagos, for the Design Now Exhibition organised by Essential Interiors magazine in collaboration with Design Museum as a special highlight of on going Muson Festival 2016. We got to see some great work from a selection of Nigerian designers, artists and architects. Two of such individuals, happened to be Damola Rufai (the man behind the Esho table and Esho Lamp) and Arc. Tosin Oshinowo, (the lady behind the maryland mall, 2 beautiful beach houses and the aso-oke accent chair).

It was an enriching experience getting to meet with the people behind the work, and of course, seeing the work itself. The exhibition is on going and runs through till October 23rd 2016. (This Sunday).

Here’s a look at who and what we saw.

THE WHO…

design-now_22livinspaces GUESTS TAKING IN THE WORK ON DISPLAY
design-now_06livinspaces TOSIN OSHINOWO OF ILE-ILA / CMD+A AND OSARU ALILE OF CAXTON ALILE LIVINGdesign-now_10livinspaces BUKOLA BANKOLE, DEPUTY EDITOR ESSENTIAL INTERIORS, AND TOSIN OSHINOWOdesign-now_24livinspaces
DAMOLA RUFAI SPEAKING WITH A GUEST

THE WHAT…

CAXTON ALILE LIVING

Their recently launched Candy collection (which we’ve featured on the site) was on full display, showcasing a good selection of table lamps, wall scone-shades as well as pendant lights. design-now_04livinspaces design-now_03livinspaces design-now_02livinspaces design-now_23livinspaces design-now_07livinspaces design-now_08livinspaces

ILE ILA(House of Lines) BY TOSIN OSHINOWO

ILE-ILA (House of Lines) is also another indigenous brand from Tosin Oshinowo, principal architect, CMD+A. The brand, which officially launches in November, features upholstered arm chairs, such as the Aso Oke Chair and a more recent offering inspired by the idea of clean lines and geometry. The latter basically stole the show at the exhibition. design-now_09livinspaces design-now_12livinspaces design-now_17livinspaces design-now_18livinspaces design-now_25livinspacesdesign-now_14livinspaces

POSH GALLERIA

African themed throw pillows and poufs with unique, bold and captivating prints best describe the offering from Posh Galleria.design-now_05livinspaces design-now_20livinspaces

INTERIOR LIVING

An art installation titled “Ethnic Cleansing” by interior living showcases everyday objects found around the typical African home.design-now_19livinspaces

DAMOLA RUFAI

Nigerian Designer/artist with an educational background in architecture, showcases his Isorinths graphic print work as well as a new sculpture series made from ….wait for it……straws.design-now_11livinspaces

NIKE ART GALLERY/QUINTESSENCE

Possibly a ‘mecca’ of sorts for indigenous art in Lagos (if not Nigeria) the Nike Art Gallery put some impressive pieces on display along with yet another indigenous outfit, Quintessence, which is also a hub for African arts and crafts. design-now_01livinspaces design-now_21livinspaces design-now_15livinspaces design-now_16livinspaces

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