WHO ARE WE?
iLAB-design is a platform curating African Contemporary Art and promoting innovative African Luxury Brands (iLAB)
iLAB-design promotes artistic excellence fostering artists from Africa and the Diaspora and celebrating the minds behind excellent African craftsmanship.
We wish to help SHIFT THE PARADIGM by telling the new African narrative to the world from within and by Africans.
How does iLAB-design do this ?
What sets iLAB-design apart is the quality of our sourced designers from the all over the African continent sharing similar values on African excellence. The focus is on
- and the beauty of things
iLAB-design aims to reflect the essence of African excellence and hopes to contribute in rebranding our continent’s image by telling the stories behind each object and each artwork …by infusing enthusiasm in those who see them and by telling their history, by explaining their birth place and presenting the artist who have created them.
These pieces/ objects and artworks promote excellent craftsmanship that is marketed through brands using ethical trading principles and sustainable business models (well sourced raw materials /empowering African professionals, etc …)
We will showcase through events such as pop-up concept stores in Switzerland and in Europe how Africa is creating and adding value to the world.
Who does Ilab-design showcase ?
Well curated works featuring contemporary paintings, photos, prints from artists from Africa and from the Diaspora.
Designers such as furniture designers like Hamet Ouattara, Ousmane Mbaye, Jomo, Keur, Modern Gesture …..
Homeware designers such as Fatyly, Aga Concept, Asah-Bash, Calebasse, LE creation, Accessory designers such As Adele Dejak, Ashanti, Zashadu, Maxhosa, amongst many more…