We are proud to be part of the Contemporary Design Africa Book written by Tapiwa Matsinde.
Contemporary Design Africa is written by Tapiwa Matsinde and is published by Thames and Hudson. It is packed with works that show how the continent’s rich array of craft traditions are being preserved and revived with an exciting contemporary twist.
An introductory section identifies the sophistication, vitality, diversity and soulfulness of the past that is now being harnessed to develop an African identity. Sections on furniture, ceramics, basketry and textiles bring together the work of respected designers based on the African continent or part of the diaspora. Kouamo is proud to be featured in the textile section of the publication and to represent Cameroon in this way. We discuss our inspirations, why we started the brand, how we got to where we are and what the future holds for us.