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RUNDOWN OF DESIGN WEEK LAGOS

Design Week Lagos (DWL) 2021, founded by African design advocate Titi Ogufere, is the leading design week on the African continent, conceived to present and celebrate the best in contemporary African design across categories while bringing international field leaders and visitors to experience the most exciting work from the region. The citywide celebration, themed Design Revolution, took place in various venues across the city of Lagos from October 21st to 31st, 2021, promoting creativity, and innovation across disciplines, including architecture, industrial design, interior design, furniture design, graphics design, and technology.  This year’s celebration included activities such as a central exhibition showcasing new work from across the continent, an awards program, a series of talks and lectures, and the DWL Student Competition.

The 10-day event wrapped up yesterday, the 31st of October, 2021, with the exhibition.

THE AFRICAN TRADE ROUNDTABLE
 

The roundtable was themed, ”Developing the Interior Design Trade and Services Market through the AFCFTA”, and the aim was to create a platform for learning, debating, and identifying collaborative solutions to the current challenges in the furniture, fixtures, and design ecosystem and to further encourage intra-Africa trade.

“It’s a growing celebration of excellence”, Titi said.

INTERIOR DESIGN BUYERS GUIDE APP LAUNCH

The ID Buyers Guide App is a new and innovative platform introduced to Africa’s home décor market. The IDBG App is an all-in-one online marketplace for products and services and a social network for trade and consumers to search, discover and buy interior design products and services within Africa.

Titi Ogufure, also emphasized why innovation is important in the interior design industry. She said, “We need to look at design holistically and make sure that the conversation is robust”

IFI AFRICAN REGIONAL ROUNDTABLE

In collaboration with Design Week Lagos, the International Federation of Interior Architects / Designers (IFI) hosted the IFI African Regional Roundtable on October 21st, 2021 at the Wheatbaker Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The interactive virtual event allowed the diverse design community in Africa to discuss the IFI Education Policy. The roundtable brought together over 5,000 African designers, including practitioners, academic institutions, educators, professional associations, policymakers, governments, and students.

Additionally, The Interior Design Professional Guide for Africa and the Middle East was launched as part of the African Regional Roundtable. The book, authored by an interior design expert, Titi Ogufere, is an essential resource and guide to managing and sourcing for interior projects in the region, with practical guidance, a directory of vendors, and advice from 25 leading interior designers in Africa and the Middle East on how to run an interior project successfully and profitably from start to finish.

THE STUDENT COMPETITION PROJECT

The ‘African Museum of Design’, serves as an introduction to the education of design history in Africa. Students were asked to design a museum borne out of recognizing the need to honor the efforts and works of Pan-African individuals and teams who have made a social impact and substantial contributions to society through design. For this competition, the task was to design a museum with localized vernacular- a design language that is true to our history, location, and future sustainable goals.

MADE BY DESIGN

Made by Design is an original documentary series highlighting architects, interior, and product designers in Africa. The series was created by Titi Ogufere, CEO of Essential Media Group (EMG).

The Made by Design documentary will offer a glimpse into Africans’ architectural, interior design, and product design landscape. It features interviews and peeks at the outstanding projects of some of the best architects and designers in Africa.

Speaking on the importance of the documentary, Founder, DWL, Titi Ogufure, said, “We have a rich heritage and we feel like it’s important for us to begin to tell our story from our own perspective”.

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Design Week Lagos

2021 Overview

Design Week Lagos (DWL) is the leading design week on the African continent, conceived to present and celebrate the best in contemporary African design across categories while bringing international field leaders and visitors to experience the most exciting work from the region.   Founded by African design advocate Titi Ogufere, DWL was first established in 2019 as a citywide celebration held in Lagos, Nigeria over ten days, promoting creativity, innovation across disciplines, including architecture, industrial design, interior design, furniture design, graphics design, and technology.  

DWL is a growing annual celebration and convening, with core programs including a central exhibition showcasing new work from across the continent, an awards program, and a series of talks and lectures.  In addition to presenting new product design, DWL’s program highlights and explores new pathways in manufacturing methods, illuminating ingenuity and information sharing so that a growing community of contemporary designers can better tap into a rich history of craftsmanship and unique material knowledge across the continent.  

The festival is committed to building a culture of innovation in Lagos and promoting the city as an international hub for design. DWL was created by Titi Ogufere and Essential Media Group and is supported by the state government of Lagos.

2021 Edition Highlights

DWL will take place in various venues across the city of Lagos from October 21st to 31st, 2021. The theme for the 2021 design week is Design Revolution.  Given the limitations of the global pandemic, this year’s program will be tight and targeted, with more robust digital components. Highlights of the program include:

DESIGN KULTURE EXHIBITION 

October 21 – 31, 2021

This exhibition is an annual showcase for sourcing furniture and design objects in Africa at White Space, an exhibition space run by A Whitespace Creative Agency.  The exhibition is a meeting point for decision-makers in the design and manufacturing industry, and a bridge between manufacturers and design practitioners within the region, as well as international buyers, design enthusiasts, and collaborators.  This year’s exhibitors include Studio Lani, Nifemi Bello, Tosin Oshinowo, Olu Amoda, Damola Rufai, Tunde Owolabi, Aga Concept, Tekura, Osaru Alile, Titilailai, Demas Nwoko, Ozioma Onuzulike, Diseye Tantua, Belevence, and Mowarin Christian.  There will also be special projects on view from Maki Oh and Adebayo Oke Lawal. 

DWL 2021 PRIZE

Each year, the DWL Student Competition takes place. Designers are asked to come up with solutions, to meet various needs of the people, the economy, and nations at large. With that comes a lot of focus to problem-solving design regarding urban intervention and innovation. Our aim is to broaden the minds of individuals as well as challenge designers’ understanding of the term “design” and the crucial role it plays in every aspect of our daily lives. We urge designers to consider and foresee the future needs of society that is influenced by the rapid growth in population, availability of materials, development of culture and environmental change.

MADE BY DESIGN DOCUSERIES LAUNCH FOR NETFLIX WORLDWIDE

Made by Design is an original documentary series highlighting architects, interior and product designers in Africa. The first season focuses on a group of creative luminaries across categories living and working in Nigeria.

The series was created and directed by Design Week Lagos Founder Titi Ogufere. And co-produced by Emmy award winning filmmaker Abiola Matesun, the first season profiles thirteen of the top Nigerian creative talents of today, giving an insight into their lives, work, and inspirations. Made by Design is anticipated to debut on Netflix globally in Fall 2021; exact release date TBC.  A full list of designers profiled is here; highlights include:

IFI AFRICAN REGIONAL ROUNDTABLE

In collaboration with Design Week Lagos, the International Federation of Interior Architects / Designers (IFI) will host the IFI African Regional Roundtable on October 21st, 2021. The interactive virtual event will allow the diverse design community in Africa to discuss the IFI Education Policy. The roundtable will bring together over 5,000 African designers, including practitioners, academic institutions, educators, professional associations, policy makers, governments and students.

Additionally, The Interior Design Professional Guide for Africa and the Middle East will be launched as part of the African Regional Roundtable. The book, authored by an interior design expert, Titi Ogufere, is an essential resource and guide to managing and sourcing for interiors projects in the region, with practical guidance, a directory of vendors, and advice from 25 leading interior designers in Africa and the Middle East on how to run an interior project successfully and profitably from start to finish.

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Join us for the 3rd Edition of Made By Design Exhibition tagged ‘Design Expression’

 

Join us for the 3rd Edition of Made By Design Exhibtion tagged ‘Design Expression’ 

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5th -7th October 2018
 

Made by Design, Nigeria’s largest exhibition event for Interior Designers returns to Lagos, for its 3rd edition. The show opens its doors to hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of visitors every year over a three day period bringing the best manufacturers and interior designers together.

 

Each year, Made by Design adopts a theme, which reflects across different aspects of interior design. This year’s edition is themed ‘Design Expression’. Made by Design is an annual exhibition that brings the key players in Interior Design, home and hospitality industry together under one roof to showcase their products and design brands.

 

Date: Friday, October 5th to Sunday, October 7th, 2018

Venue: Landmark Events Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

 

Established brand names returning this year include Villeroy & Boch, Bang and Olufsen, Alancaray, CC Interiors, AFP by Julius Berger, Interstyle Ceramics, Woodstyles, Visionnaire, Svengali Designs and Agatha Interiors. Some of the first time exhibitors are; Il Bagno bathrooms, Be real properties, Rebelle Flower, Alara, Universal Furniture and Pro Blinds.

 

Made by Design is proudly powered by Essential Interiors Magazine and is aimed at bringing together the nation’s most prized and unique collection of products, services, and experiences for the world’s most discerning clientele. Made by Design is dedicated to Interior Design and its supporting services in Nigeria.

 

This year’s exhibition would be featuring a Masterclass with Sergio Padula an Italian lighting design expert where he would be speaking about “The Intelligence of Light”.

 

For further information or details of how to exhibit or register your attendance, please email pm@essentialinteriors.net or call 0809 481 5324.

 

The event is proudly sponsored by

Interstyle ceramics, Woodstyles, frontier capital and Il bagno

 

Attendance is free but registration is required.

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New Open Space

 

Sometimes you can’t beat a day of retail therapy, so Cozy Concept created a store where you can browse on their newest collection of sofas, furniture, blinds and home accessories in the flesh. Nestled in the heart of Victoria Island.

Cozy Concept Furniture’s open space into beautifully style concept rooms that allows you visualise furniture and accessories in a real-life room setting. Our new flagship store is the perfect destination to try and test our array of furniture to find the right style and finish to suit you.

CCF expert Interior Design team are on hand to provide knowledge and advice to help you find the perfect pieces to suit your home. Pop in store now.

 

Visit CCF showrooms located at 1110, Eletu Ogabi Street, off Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island. Lagos.
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Please join us for an evening of Fashion, Dance, Drinks, Networking and Sales. Special features are a fashion talk and a 15% off all purchases.

This event starts at 2pm-7pm at the Morin.O Store on the Nigerian Floor (4th Floor) Dunes Center 44 Aguiyi Ironsi Way, Maitama,Abuja.
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