The ateliers of Africa are overflowing with creativity and ingenuity. Atelier Fifty Five by Tapiwa Matsinde invites you to discover the soul and stories of African design
To support the development of the African design industry and bring the work of talented designers, makers, and creatives from the continent and its diaspora to the attention of local and global audiences.
I feel privileged to be a part of what I call the golden era of contemporary African design, a time when we are witnessing a continent-wide, collective, creative reawakening. I celebrate this creative expression by participating in it and working to expand its reach.
By sharing information – about contemporary African design with curators and collectors; about best business practices with makers and creatives, and making connections between these groups of people, I contribute to the growing, thriving world of modern African design.
Consultancy and Guest-Curation
Consultancy and Guest-Curation for cultural organizations that want a deeper understanding of Africa’s dynamic design and creative landscape.
Resources for the creative business owner.
Free and affordable resources for the fledgling creative business owner. And bespoke Branding Strategy and Market Research to help growing brands expand into new, high-end markets.
Power is gained by sharing knowledge not hoarding it.
Browse through objects, commentary and perspectives of modern African design, chosen carefully and thoughtfully for you. As important as the creations themselves are the inspiring stories, insights, and profiles that enhance our understanding and appreciation of the work.
Capturing the dynamic African design industry.
We collect information to help us make sense of things, and, to create records of what has happened and is happening. I’m proud to contribute to the collection that chronicles and captures the dynamic African design industry.
We collect information and cushion it with context to help us make sense of things, and, more importantly, to create records of what has happened and is happening. I’m proud to contribute to the collection that chronicles and captures the dynamic African design industry.
A selection of sophisticated products for contemporary living from some of Africa’s finest design ateliers.
Atelier Fifty Five offers a selection of sophisticated products for contemporary living. Thoughtfully sourced from some of Africa’s finest design ateliers.