We have officially entered a new world where the home office is the new business empire. There has never been a better time to spice up your office interior using the blends of the Mother continent and her home decor. Having animal prints and ceramic masks is not the only way you can transform your home office. Invite the limitless serenity of trends and styles into your home from across the continent. These 4 African interior designers can help you enliven your office into an African-inspired luxury space.
Our first innovative African interior specialist, Chrissa Amuah, a born and raised Ghanaian, established her AMWA Designs in 2014. Handmade textiles and prints infused with Western African culture. She intently uses the Adinkra symbolism and proverbs of Ghana at the heart of all her interior artwork. The “Asanka Coffee Table” portrays a Jesmonite bowl used to press and blend food. The Adinkra symbol, the “Adinkahene,” is dedicated to strength and vulnerability. It is known as the chief of all the Adinkra symbols. Characteristically, the table sits off-center and comes in an array of bold colours, such as Prussian blue and orange – Ready for those cups of success.
To add, the “Hene Throne” chair symbolising strength, leadership and authority is definitely one for the books. It is upholstered in a gratifying soft grey and wrapped in faux wool textile. The beauty continues with its handprinted piquant teal and lined in lime green. This throne makes for a robust African interior design backdrop for all those video conferences.
Featured on Forbes, Elle Decor and Design Indaba is our next interior artist. Ethiopian born and Kenyan raised, Jomo Tariku, takes furniture design to a whole new “Ethos” level. His eccentric Nyala Chair draws the most attention, crafted from the Nyala African Buck/Antelope’s beautiful autonomy. You can choose from a selection of Ash, Mahogany, and Walnut. Resembling a tripod-styled sturdiness and its horn-like backrest truly illustrates the horns of the Nyala. To top it off, you can choose from a black or natural finish. This chair is flawlessly tailored for that feeling of Africa and African interior at your desk and fingertips.
Eva Sonaike, born and raised in Germany, although has Nigerian roots; plays with the colours and textiles of cultural-historical West Africa. In her collections you’ll find handwoven rugs and exotically, printed cushions, to name the least. Eva emphasizes the use of colour and boldly patterned elements for our homes. Framed African print textiles, Eva’s assembling of luxury finishes are here to animate your new office with style and heritage.
Make sure to browse the gifted Siyanda Mbele and Pinda Interior Designs. The piece to add to your African-inspired office is his alluring arrow-top Zulu design of the Mvelo desk. It is truly a piece of art. Covered in hand-carved Zulu chevrons symbolize the feminine (diamonds) and the masculine (triangles), signifying union. This dark-stained, oak masterpiece is an unsurpassed rarity of creative wonders.
Add further features to your home office with Kanju Interiors. They are an African-inspired company that displays incredibly authentic and unique pieces. A collective of fine African artists and artisan groups have shared their artworks with the world through Kanju Interiors. With these designs, styles, and trends you can truly create a home office that has all the luxurious cultural finishes. All for the ultimate African touched lifestyle.