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.
GUESTS TAKING IN THE WORK ON DISPLAY
TOSIN OSHINOWO OF ILE-ILA / CMD+A AND OSARU ALILE OF CAXTON ALILE LIVING BUKOLA BANKOLE, DEPUTY EDITOR ESSENTIAL INTERIORS, AND TOSIN OSHINOWO
DAMOLA RUFAI SPEAKING WITH A GUEST
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.
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.
African themed throw pillows and poufs with unique, bold and captivating prints best describe the offering from Posh Galleria.
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.