Furniture / Industrial Design
Africa by Design: Designjunction, London Design Festival, London, England. 20-23 September, 2018.
Venice Design 2018, 16th Venice Architectural Biennale, Palazzo Michiel,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
Status: In production
While exploring the existing manufacturing possibilities in Lagos, Nigeria, Nifemi discovered a factory using sheet metal to produce metal casings for electrical power generators for the Nigerian market. The generators are popular, due to the lack of 24 hour electricity in homes causing individuals to have a backup supply of electricity via the generator.
Nifemi consequently re-worked the concept of the 3 to 4-legged stool by exploiting the structural capabilities of sheet metal. Once a rough, stable form was developed, the studio began to toy with the idea of subtraction. “How much of the form could be removed without affecting the stability?” After multiple iterations of subtraction, the studio arrived at a bold and abstract form of the LM stool.