THE BOOK


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“Packed with irresistibly stylish, original and covetable work that will be a delight to all fans of contemporary design.”
– Thames & Hudson

“Contemporary Design Africa offers a refreshing challenge to rigid perceptions of what African design looks like. Focusing primarily on interior decoration, the book presents fifty designers, artisans, and cooperatives based on the continent or part of the diaspora who are creating sophisticated and innovative products and interiors. An introductory section surveys the history, vitality, and diversity in African design, followed by profiles of contemporary designers grouped by craft, from textiles, ceramics, and basketry to furniture, lighting, and beyond. Some of these designers reinterpret traditional methods and styles in beautiful and highly individual ways, such as the award-winning South African organization ZENZULU, which replicates techniques of Zulu master weavers. Sustainability and recycling are another important focus for many: Cheick Diallo, the founder of the African Designers Association, creates stunning furniture made from discarded materials. Others, like Nigerian textile designer Banke Kuku, fuse African and Western styles in colorful, visually dynamic ways. Complete with references for sourcing African products, as well as a glossary and bibliography, Contemporary Design Africa reveals the rich possibilities being explored by a new generation of African creator.”

 

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Publish Date: 25 May 2015, UK
Publish Date: 2 June 2015, US
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Thames and Hudson Ltd
ISBN-10: 0500291624
ISBN-13: 978-0500291627

 

Contemporary Design Africa is available to order from:

Amazon UK
Amazon US
Thames & Hudson UK
Thames & Hudson USA
Foyles
Barnes & Noble

Additional Information:

For further information and enquiries about the book please contact me via the contact form, or alternatively you can visit my personal website: www.tapiwamatsinde.com.

[Image credit: The image shown belong to Tapiwa Matsinde. If downloaded and used elsewhere must be credited accordingly]

 

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CONTEMPORARY DESIGN AFRICA IN THE PRESS

 

Red Magazine Online
Feb 2015
SS15 Interior And Design Books We’re Excited For

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Pride Magazine
May 2015
Book Review

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Form Magazine
Summer Issue 2015
Book Review

ELLE Decoration UK
Global Glamour Issue
Aug 2015

Book Review

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Lionesses of Africa
Jan 2016
CDA included in 2015 Book Round-up
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The Telegraph Luxury 
Mar 2015
Out of Africa

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City Press South Africa

May 2015
Celebrating African Design Book Review
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Tadias
Jun 2015
Contemporary Design Africa Book Features Jomo Tariku’s Ethiopia Furniture

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Lionesses of Africa
Jul 2015

Book Feature
Contemporary Design Africa featured on Lionesses of Africa

Dynamic Africa
Sept 2015
Book Review
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Toghal
Oct 2015
Interview

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Intense Art Magazine – IAM
May 2016
Publication Feature
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New Design Magazine
Apr 2015
Book Reviews – April 2015

Arik Air, Wings Magazine
May 2015
Imaging Africa

Zaynnah Magazine Jul 2015
Tapiwa Matsinde Interview

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CNN – Style
Sept 2015
Interview
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Visi
Nov 2015
CDA included in Gift Guide
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