Our not-so-secret project draws to a close, and a new beginning, at the 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair this week. As a company, we always set out to marry heritage with the new, and the launch of our designer-led stool and bolster cushion fits this narrative.
We are proud to have collaborated with Ifeanyi Oganwu (architect, furniture and jewellery designer) and Phoebe Boswell (artist, 3D imagineer) to produce this limited range of items. They have made this unique product possible by combining high-spec, high-tech furniture design with the emotional narrative of the traditional Kenyan khanga cloth translated into fabric art.
1:54 is the leading art space dedicated to contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. With successful shows in both London and New York, it has now firmly established itself as a platform for contemporary artistic dialogue and exchange. This year will not be an exception and work from 40 exhibitors will showcase 150 artists in Somerset House in London. The fair runs from 6-9 October 2016.
On Friday 7 October, at 4.30pm, Ifeanyi Oganwu and Phoebe Boswell will discuss their collaborative project for Toghal, and more broadly, their approach to interdisciplinary practice.
An exclusive preview of the art is available on Artsy, which launched their new 1:54 London 2016 page last week. As the official online partner of 1:54 London, their coverage includes artwork images from fair exhibitors, artist info, and editorial content about the fair.