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Design Week Lagos 2022 holds across the city of Lagos from October 20 - 23

Nigeria Architecture News - Oct 14, 2022 - 13:24   822 views

Design Week Lagos 2022 holds across the city of Lagos from October 20 - 23

Design Week Lagos (DWL), Africa’s leading design event, will take place in various venues across Lagos from October 20th to 23rd, 2022 with the theme "Beyond the Box".

DWL, the most notable design week on the African continent, was conceived to champion and elevate leading forces in Contemporary African Design whilst bringing together a community of local and international artists. The festival, founded in 2019 by African design advocate Titi Ogufere and Essential Media Group, is committed to building a culture of innovation in Nigeria and highlighting the fast-growing industry as an international hub for design.

The exhibition has set “Beyond the Box” as the overarching theme for the 2022 edition. The theme sees DWL calling African Designers to use local raw materials, knowledge of African culture, and the latest technology to make authentic modern & contemporary African products.

This theme presents an opportunity to creatively experiment and explore a range of ideas from creative product designs to new pathways in manufacturing methods. All these facilitate the growing community of contemporary designers to tap into a rich history of craftsmanship and unique material knowledge across the continent.

This year’s showcase will see a line-up of the largest ensemble of exhibitors with a new location in a space that doubles previous editions. Some prominent exhibitors include 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.

“DWL 2022 is coming out with heightened bragado about the mission to create a recognizable design culture for African design, one that promotes collaboration and fosters strong economic growth," said Titi Ogufere, Founder, Design Week Lagos.

Design Week Lagos will feature multiple highlights events, contests, and speeches by professionals in several connected sectors.

DWL 2022 Prize

Each year, the DWL Competition takes place. Exhibitors in the 2022 edition are tasked with designing creative and innovative booths in the showcase whilst keeping with the overarching theme “Beyond the Box”. With that comes a lot of focus on originality and risk-taking in design. The goal is to engage individuals and generate interest as well as challenge designers’ understanding of the theme. The best booth will be awarded the awards plaque for the best of show 2022.

Design Kulture

Design Kulture is an annual showcase sourcing furniture and design objects in Africa and is curated by Jade Folawuyo.The production is a meeting point for the design and manufacturing industry and a bridge between manufacturers and design practitioners within the region and international buyers, design enthusiasts, and collaborators. This year manufacturers will be showcasing their new collections, and designers will be showcasing new products to the market.


DWL has a unique line up of phenomenal Talks and master class presentations by experts in various related sectors. The DesignTalks programme will be led by Ini Archibong, who will be sitting in conversation with DWL founder, Titi Ogufere and putting up a practical workshop. Other speakers include Dimmah Umeh, Arjun Savalani, Somto Ajuluwchukwu, Malik Afegbua, Pierre-Christophe Gam, Oduwole Seun, Bumni Adeyemi, Francoise Akinosho, Tosin Oshinowo and Moe Dbouk.

The events scheduled for Design Week Lagos 2022 highlight the importance of different design disciplines, seek to raise a platform for designers, showcase exhibitors and their impact on the economic, social, cultural, and development of the design industry.

For more information, visit Design Week Lagos and learn about upcoming events and their dates.

Top image courtesy of Design Week Lagos.

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