TOTEM Homeware Collection

TOTEM by Design Afrika

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A product of collaboration and curation, the new TOTEM Collection by Design Afrika is a celebration of functional art from Africa.

Design Afrika’s newest collection – TOTEM – is a celebration of community and draws inspiration from West Africa with its graphic, bold patterns and earthy tones.

“Totem draws inspiration from the many cultures that I meet whilst working in Africa. The respect for the land, the honouring of the ancestors and the huge respect for the elderly,” says founder Binky Newman.

TOTEM

TOTEM is about rebirth. It’s about coming back from the fire. It’s about grieving and rebounding. It’s about surrounding ourselves with objects that have meaning and bring comfort.

TOTEM
TOTEM

The collection includes artisans from Cape Town, as well as in Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia. Contributing makers include:

  • AAAA
  • ANGELINE MASUKU
  • ASHRAF UPHOLSTERY
  • BELLA RAGAZZA
  • BURKINA-MASQUE
  • CLEMENTINA CERAMICS
  • COWGIRLBLUES
  • DUCHENNE CABINETRY
  • JENNIFER DE CHARMOY CERAMIC ARTIST
  • KEISKAMMA ART PROJECT
  • MANDI SANDENBERGH
  • RICHARD HENLEY
  • THOMAS VAN GYLSWYK
  • UMPHAKATHI WEAVERS
  • THE WREN DESIGN
  • ALPHA WEAVERS
  • ANTOINETTE DU PLESSIS
  • BELINDA BLIGNAUT
  • BLACK DOG CERAMICS
  • THE CANDLE COLLECTIVE
  • COTTON TREE
  • DOR + KIE OBJECTS
  • HELON MELON
  • JOE WIREWORKS
  • LUANGWA ARTISANS
  • NDOMO ATELIER
  • QUAZI DESIGN
  • SIDAI DESIGNS
  • TISSERAND DAKAR
  • WONDER WOODWORK

The collection will be on show at Union House, 25 Commercial Street, Cape Town from 8 October until 3 November, weekdays 10:00-17:00.

For more information, visit designafrika.co.za