51 min

Ep 5 Jomo Tariku | Talking diversity in African creativity, underrepresentation in design and being good enough to interpret our own culture Behind The Design

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This is episode #5 of season 3 Where I am joined by furniture and product designer Jomo Tariku.
 
ABOUT JOMO: 
You are listening to episode number 5 of season 3. And joining me on the show is Jomo Tariku. Jomo is an Ethiopian / American artist and furniture designer. His company Jomo Furnitures creates pieces inspired by classical African design icons reinterpreting the forms for modern living.
 
We talk about:
 
The inspiration behind his designs and celebrating the diversity in African creativity What being a member of The Black Artists and Designers Guild, has had on raising awareness of his work Having a full-time day job and how he makes time to work on Jomo Furniture Finding suitable manufacturers to work with to realise his designs His thoughts on African design looking back on when he started to where he is now Underrepresentation of African design and black designers in general in the global design industry  
Links and resources mentioned in this episode
Kansas University
Addis Design Week
Dubai Design Week
Contemporary Design Africa
Malene Barnett
Black Artists and Designers Guild
Milan Design Week
 
Where you can go to find out more about Jomo Furniture:
www.jomofurniture.com
@jomofurniture
 
Get the full show notes at: www.atelier55design.com/podcast 
 
Behind the Design is brought to you by atelier 55
Continue the conversation, follow atelier 55 on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atelier55design/
Instagram: @atelier55design
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This is episode #5 of season 3 Where I am joined by furniture and product designer Jomo Tariku.
 
ABOUT JOMO: 
You are listening to episode number 5 of season 3. And joining me on the show is Jomo Tariku. Jomo is an Ethiopian / American artist and furniture designer. His company Jomo Furnitures creates pieces inspired by classical African design icons reinterpreting the forms for modern living.
 
We talk about:
 
The inspiration behind his designs and celebrating the diversity in African creativity What being a member of The Black Artists and Designers Guild, has had on raising awareness of his work Having a full-time day job and how he makes time to work on Jomo Furniture Finding suitable manufacturers to work with to realise his designs His thoughts on African design looking back on when he started to where he is now Underrepresentation of African design and black designers in general in the global design industry  
Links and resources mentioned in this episode
Kansas University
Addis Design Week
Dubai Design Week
Contemporary Design Africa
Malene Barnett
Black Artists and Designers Guild
Milan Design Week
 
Where you can go to find out more about Jomo Furniture:
www.jomofurniture.com
@jomofurniture
 
Get the full show notes at: www.atelier55design.com/podcast 
 
Behind the Design is brought to you by atelier 55
Continue the conversation, follow atelier 55 on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/atelier55design/
Instagram: @atelier55design
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/atelier55design/
 

51 min