Design Week Lagos, the leading design week in Africa, has come and gone. The theme for this year’s event was tagged “Beyond The Box.” It saw DWL calling on African Designers to use innovative ideas, raw materials and the latest technology to make authentic modern and contemporary products that meet global standards.
This year’s event also had a unique lineup of phenomenal Pan-African designers! The spotlight was on the award-winning international superstar designer, Ini Archibong, who had a sit-in conversation with DWL founder Titi Ogufere and also put up a practical workshop. Other architects and designers present were Charles O Job, Jumoke Adenowo, Eva Sonaike, Jade Folawiyo, Olubunmi Adeyemi, Victor Ekpuk, Tejumola Butler Adenuga, Nifemi Bello, Tosin Oshinowo, Seun Oduwole, Pierre Christophe Gam, Tola Akerele and Osaru Alile.
Founded by African design advocate Titi Ogufere, DWL was established in 2019 as a citywide celebration held in Lagos, Nigeria, over ten days, promoting creativity, and innovation across disciplines, including architecture, industrial design, interior design, furniture design, graphics design, and technology.