nmbello Studio is an Industrial Design practice located in the heart of Lagos, Nigeria, with a focus on product, furniture and experience design for both local and international clients. The practice creates sustainable and economically viable products and solutions by identifying underutilized or neglected production techniques and technology. With human and material sustainability in mind, the practice prides itself in considering human, material, production and economical integrity in its design process, while taking into great consideration the ecosystem, stakeholders and users of the final product.


Columbia, GSAPP, 2019, Building Cultures: Making in Nairobi, Lagos, Accra, and Johannesburg. 


Africa by Design: Designjunction, London Design Festival, London, England. 20-23 September, 2018.

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. March 15th till 2nd of April, 2018 

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

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

Selected Clients

RedBull, UK 
Virgin EMI Records,UK 
Kenneth Ize
Barnard College, Columbia University


Cross Cultural Chairs

Selected Press

Vogue: Meet the Nigerian Product Designers Behind a New Brand of Minimalism

Financial Times: Meet Nigeria’s Afro-Minimalists, Matching Function with Form  
DEZEEN: Nifemi Marcus-Bello's Tebur table is carried like a suitcase

Peugeot, Italy: Design Week Edition - Design on A special Mission
Grazia Magazine, Italy: Living on the move: Discovering the nomadic design with Peugeot and Girlitude

CNBC Africa: The Key issues facing Nigeria's Furniture Manufacturers

Design Diffusion, Italy: Focus on Africa Today

EUROMAN: JLige til at pakke sammen: 10 møbler til dig der bor til leje

DEZEEN: 10 Biggest Trends of 2016: Experimental Office Furniture

DESIGN INDABA: Nifemi Marcus-Bello: Affordable furniture for urban Nigerians

TREND HUNTER: Nifemi Marcus-Bello's Tebur Table Has Detachable Legs

ROOMIE MAGAZINE, JAPAN: Was born in Africa, east to carry Table.

DESIGN INABA: TEBUR: A Nigerian-made lightweight work table

DESIGN INDABA: The Muko furniture series is designed with kids in mind


DESIGN INDABA: The Kofe Club Collection: Uniquely Nigerian furniture