I coudn’t be more delighted to see that Skinny laMinx has been included in this fabulous book called Contemporary Design Africa, by Tapiwa Matsinde and published by Thames & Hudson, and celebrating the contemporary in African design.
The book shows how African’s craft traditions are being preserved and revived with an exciting contemporary twist, developing an African identity for the 21st Century.
“Celebrating the wider changes occurring across Africa, the fifty or so designers and crafters included have been chosen for their innovative approach to creating sophisticated products.” These designers are from all across the African continent and into the diaspora, and their work is shown in sections on furniture, textiles, ceramics, basketry and lighting.
It’s a fresh, inspiring, exciting book that breaks new territory and breathes fresh air into the notion of what “African” design is or ought to be. Thanks so much for the inclusion, Tapiwa Matsinde, and congrats on a beautiful book!
I’ve got a copy in the shop for you too page through and we can order you a copy if you’re in Cape Town, or if you’re a bit too far away for real-time browsing, visit this page for links to buy online.