m'afrique exhibition by moroso at milan design week 09
 
m'afrique exhibition by moroso at milan design week 09 m'afrique exhibition by moroso at milan design week 09
may 20, 2009

m'afrique exhibition by moroso at milan design week 09

m’afrique exhibition by moroso at milan design week 09(above) ‘meridienne sofa’ by dominique petot

 

 

 

stephen burks was commisioned by patrizia moroso to design and curate the m’afrique exhibition, held at the moroso showroom during milan design week. for his research he travelled to the african city of dakar to understand the production process of furniture making, work with local artisans and buy the sengalese and mali fabrics, which covers all the pieces of the installation. m’ afrique celebrates the african continent through works by designers, artists and craftspeople.

 

‘looking at africa through the eyes of contemporary art, photography, architecture and design is perhaps the most appropriate way of approaching this vast, powerful continent, so creatively rich and diverse that today it is still one of western modernity’s greatest sources of inspiration.’ – stephen burks

 

 

 

m'afrique moroso designboom‘cardamone sofa’ by ayse birsel & bibi seck

m'afrique moroso designboom‘ibiscus’ small armchair by ayse birsel & bibi sec

m'afrique moroso designboom‘touti’ stool by ayse birsel & bibi seck

m'afrique moroso designboom‘reii stool’ stool by ayse birsel & bibi seck

m'afrique moroso designboom‘madame dakar’ sofa by ayse birsel & bibi seck

 

m'afrique moroso designboom‘sunny bench’ by tord boontje

m'afrique moroso designboom‘sunny’ chair by patricia urquiola

m'afrique moroso designboom‘shadowy’ chaise lounge by toord boontje

m'afrique moroso designboom‘shadowy’ armchair by tord boontje

m'afrique moroso designboom‘iris’ small armchair by ayse birsel & bibi seck

m'afrique moroso designboom‘toogou’ small armchair by ayse birsel & bibi seck

m'afrique moroso designboom‘nopolou’ small armchair by ayse birsel & bibi speck

m'afrique moroso designboom‘bayekou’ small armchair by ayse birsel & bibi seck

m'afrique moroso designboom‘gaal’ bench by ayse birsel & bibi seck

m'afrique moroso designboom‘car-rapide’ small armchair by ayse birsel & bibi seck

 

 impressions from m’afrique exhibition by moroso at milan design week 2009:

entrance to the m’afrique exhibition image © designboom

 

‘eating stars’ by fathi hassan image © fathi hassan

 

‘shadowy’ by tord boontje image © designboom

 

stephen burks’s pieces designed for the exhibition

 

stephen burks’s pieces designed for the exhibition

‘bayekou’ by ayse birsel + bibi seck image © designboom

 

installation view of furniture pieces by ayse birsel + bibi seck and patricia urquiola image © designboom

 

african craftspeople weaving ‘madame dakar’

 

‘madame dakar’ by ayse birsel + bibi seck image © designboom

 

detail image © designboom

‘madame dakar’ leg detail by ayse birsel + bibi seck image © designboom

 

‘bench’ designs by ayse birsel + bibi seck

‘rift’ by patricia urquiola is a one off piece interpreted in african fabrics image © designboom

 

image © designboom

 

‘bench’ by ayse birsel + bibi seck image © designboom

 

image © designboom

 

exhibition view image © designboom

 

‘do-lo-rez-‘ by ron arad, one off piece interpreted in african fabrics image © designboom

 

image © designboom

 

‘victoria & albert sofa’ by ron arad, one off piece interpreted in african fabrics image © designboom

 

‘antibodi’ by patricia urquiola one off piece interpreted in african fabrics image © designboom

‘princess’ by nipa doshi and jonathan levien one off piece interpreted in african fabrics image © designboom

 

‘bouquet’ chair by tokujin yoshioka one off piece interpreted in african fabrics image © designboom

 

‘binta’ by philippe bestenheider one off piece interpreted in african fabrics image © designboom

 

 

 

‘binta’ is upholstered in multicolour patchwork wax prints.

sticky tape covered chair by soly cisse image © designboom

 

 

sketch of sticky tape covered chair by soly cisse

five african cities (dakar, addis abeba, harare, pretoria, bamako),  a photographic survey part of a bigger, exhibition held at harvard in 2007 by david adjaye image © designboom

 

scenographic photo by mademory, a self taught photographer image © designboom

 

photo by mandemory image © mandemory

 

 

 

see images of the building up of the ‘m’afrique’ exhibition.

  • this is simply awesome, the colors, the pattern!!! wish i could own one or two!!! SIMPLY FAB!!!

    snailomorphesis, Hong Kong says:
  • it’s just amazing!
    everything is so color full, vibrant and innovative!
    can i have some, please??

    Charlie says:
  • there is already a very good african designer you ignore it’s
    “cheik diallo”

    guillaume says:

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