About 


nmbello Studio is an eponymous design studio (Nifemi Marcus-Bello) currently based in Lagos, Nigeria with a design ethos rooted in empathy. We believe in understanding what is available, without trying to force an ego on to the process. Over the years, we have learnt to get rid of all pre-existing ideas and allow the process dictate the design. As a design studio, we embrace the newness and lack of a true design process as it frees us up for an opportunity to be reintroduced to the familiar with fresh eyes and a fresh perspective.

As a design studio based in Africa, we have learnt that a lot of humility is required to fully benefit from what the continent has to offer. It is deeply spiritual, in the sense that culturally, Africa is rooted in respect for people and places. There is a strong sense of what is sacred, and we have learnt the same applies for design on the continent. We get out what we put into the process. African design, much like African culture requires humility and respect - expect to learn and grow and not dictate what should be.


Exhibitions

12th International Design Biennale Saint-Étienne April 28 - August 22, 2022

Various Artists, “Under/Over”, Marta Los Angeles, U.S.A, September 10 – November 01, 2020

Venice Design 2018, 16th Venice Architectural Biennale, Venice, Italy, 26th of May till the 25th of November, 2018

Focus on Africa, Palazzo Litta Cultura, Milan, Italy, 15th of March till 2nd of April, 2018

London Design Fair, London Design Festival, 21st of September till 24th of September, 2017.

Flags of Peace, Graphic Matters, Breda, Netherlands, 16th of June - 22nd of October, 2017.



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