54kibo is a contemporary furniture company that showcases luxury African decor for homes, offices, and other lifestyle spaces. By making uniquely creative African designs accessible worldwide, 54kibo represents the global impact of contemporary African design. The company features interior decor products from around 50 talented designers who have trained at leading design schools across Africa and the world. These designers contribute to the next wave of Africa's creative economy and preserve the continent's artisanal heritage.
The founder of 54kibo, Nana Quagraine, was born in Ghana, raised in South Africa, and now resides in Brooklyn, New York. With a passion for unique contemporary African designs, Nana launched 54kibo in 2018 along with a team dedicated to sharing the endless creativity found in Africa and its diaspora. The name "54kibo" pays homage to Africa's 54 countries and the creativity of the approximately 1.2 billion people on the continent and the diaspora. "Kibo" refers to the highest summit in Africa, symbolizing the company's commitment to presenting the most uniquely beautiful designs.
54kibo's philosophy is inspired by the Adinkra symbol Nkyimu, representing skillfulness and precision, a pattern created by the Akan people from Ghana and Ivory Coast. Just as Nkyimu serves as a foundation for other Adinkra symbols, 54kibo aims to be a foundation showcasing Africa's vast interior decor designs and creativity. The team behind 54kibo is driven by passion and experience, dedicated to bringing African design to the forefront worldwide, while maintaining a strong connection to Africa's rich culture and heritage.
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