‘Colourful fabrics, patterns, symbolic motifs, drums, kente, earth and thatch; rhythm, rites, festivals, lifestyle with diverse climates translated into the spatial dimension; overlays of western influences through colonisation and from Africans exposed to western cultures who define the Afropolitan style- This is Africa.’, reads the About Us page of Design 233 magazine and I could not have expressed it more accurately!
So you can imagine how honoured I felt when the founder and editor Korantemaa Larbi, who is also a practising architect, contacted me to enquire about a potential feature in the e-zine.
Design233 is inspired by Ghana's international code '233' as a homage to the birth country of the founder Korantemaa Larbi and the content simply represents design within Ghana and beyond. Design 233 is a journey through time revealing the rich overlays in the design culture of the continent. It is a celebration of African design, of the great works of art by Africans.
Have a look at the full article here and make sure to regularly check-in. I have been inspired by the well-written and informative content, learning about African design from a refreshing contemporary perspective. Definitely, a publication to look out for!