Francis Kéré designs a futuristic Serpentine Pavilion inspired by African trees
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Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Francis Kéré

Ever since the summer of 2010 when the late architect Zaha Hadid designed the first Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, it became something of a fixture in the design and architectural calendar. Earlier this year, the Berlin based architect Diébédo Francis Kéré was commissioned to design the 2017 Pavilion.

Kéré conceived a futuristic tree-shaped pavilion. This modern version of a tree has curved, striking blue walls under a seemingly floating roof. The rainwater collected from the roof is drained into an underground reservoir – thus completing the image of the tree.

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Turning a functional object into Art, Meet Jabu Nala & Ifeanyi Oganwu
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We met Jabu Nala on the opening day of the exhibition ‘Seeking Africa : Art / Design Across A Continent’ in Notting Hill. After two and half years of preparation, the exhibition organized by Themes & Variations opened with over 12 African Artists and Designers. Together, they offered a glimpse into the Contemporary Design scene in Africa.

Jabu Nala is the Daughter of the renowned ceramist Nesta Nala. She started learning the Art with her mother back in 1979. Although she still cites her mother as a source for her inspiration, She is recognized the world over as a ceramist artist in her own right.

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Meet the Designer : Ilhem Akacem
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Designer profile picture Ilhem of Anago

Welcome into the world of Ilhem, a world where colours, design and craftsmanship fuse beautifully together to create a unique range of clutch bags that she launched under the brand: Anago. Her Anago clutch bags are a vivid expression of who she is, her multicultural background along with her love for contemporary design and aesthetic.

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