M: What's the future of your practice? Where are you heading to?
N: I am really excited about the future and the practice keeps getting busier with new and exciting projects, from installations, Industrial and furniture design in Africa, Asia and Europe. For me, our future lies in our ability to continue creating modern-day solutions using local production techniques in any market we work in. Making sure that we are creating sustainable and economically viable products and services that will enhance communities. An avenue we are currently exploring is agriculture and healthcare products in Africa, we believe that with good design and careful research and analysis we can really bring an impact in these sectors through hardware design. Of course, we will not stray away from furniture as I believe we are on a journey to create a design language via furniture for the studio.
M: It would be nice if you could share some advice to a young Nigerian designer.
“you have to understand the power of good design and be able to put yourself in people’s shoes“
N: I am still a young designer myself so giving advice is a bit scary, but I would say you have to understand the power of good design and be able to put yourself in people’s shoes (empathy). Without empathy, design ceases to exist.