October 2016, we had our first ever Design Now Exhibition; featuring different artists and designers in Lagos.
Essential Interiors in collaboration with Treasure House Fine Arts Gallery and Design Museum curated a Design exhibition as part of the Muson festival 2016. It was a three day event over the course of two weeks and it held a spotlight on art, design, and architecture.
Our exhibitors included Caxton Alile Living, Quintessence, Posh Galleria, Damola Rufai, Interior Living, Mosun Phone Cases, Ile Ila- House of Lines, and Nike Art Gallery
Osaru Alile holds an Associate of Arts (AA) degree and Bachelor of Interior Architecture & Design (BFA ) degree in Interior Design. She co-founded Caxton Alile; a pro-African creative force and founding company of Caxton Alile Living. Caxton Alile Living recently launched their most recent lighting collection, the “Candy Collection”. The Candy Collection features a good selection of table lamps and wall sconce-shades designed to leave you with more than one favourite.
He is a designer/artist with an educational background in architecture. He believes design pervades everything we do and he tries to bring that perspective into every project he works on. His works strive to walk the line between art and design by not only being aesthetically pleasing, engaging objects but by also exploring possible functional design concepts.
Olufisayo Bakare is a multiple award winner within the creative sector. She is the pioneer of Interior Living (IL) and she believes that Africa’s cultural diversity is a strength that must be harnessed in highlighting the African essence even within the built space. The items in IL’s Ethnic Cleansing collection have been carefully curated to show everyday-objects found around the typical African home.
Quintessence is an outfit that has been running to promote and develop African arts and crafts. It creates enabling environment for local content. Quintessence is the most exclusive department store and gallery, with a wide range of authentic arts, crafts, textiles and furnishing. Their collection is as a result of experience, fieldwork and research. Prominent in their stock are textiles of all kinds and they include woven fabrics like aso-oke.
Nike Art Gallery:
Nike Art Gallery is an art gallery in Lagos owned by Nike Davies-Okundaye. The gallery is arguably the largest of its kind in West Africa. Housed in a five-storey building, it boasts a collection of about 8,000 diverse artworks from various Nigerian artists.
African themed throw pillows and poufs with unique, bold and captivating prints best describe the offering from Posh Galleria.