Nifemi wins Hublot LVMH Design Prize 2022. 

Nifemi Marcus-Bello’s work in community projects with an ethnographic bent have seen him scoop the Hublot Design Prize 2022, announced by jury members Hans Ulrich Obrist, artistic director of the Serpentine Galleries; Marva Griffin, the founder of the design fair SaloneSatellite; the design critic and author Alice Rawsthorn; and Samuel Ross, who won the award in 2019.


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We won! 

nmbello Studio has been awarded the 2021 “Life-Enhancer of the Year Award” by Wallpeper* Paper Magazine. 

“Marcus-Bello’s clever and conscientious design won over the judges of the 2021 Wallpaper* Design Awards, who unanimously named it our Life-Enhancer of the Year. Our reigning Designer of the Year, Sabine Marcelis, commented that it’s ‘a necessity taken for granted by so many of us, brought to a community in need. Design at its best is about solving problems like these to save lives and support communities.’ Adds Ivy Ross, vice president of hardware at Google: ‘We should be creating more designs that manifest this way in the world.’”  


nmbelloStudio at MASS DESIGN GROUP

nmbello Studio has been invited to collaborate with the the FF&E team at MASS Design Group. The studio will work with the Kigali team to develop furniture and product development on various projects with a great deal of concentration on the Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture.   


nmbelloStudio at GSAPP (Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University)

Nifemi has been invited by Dean Amale Andraos to give a lecture and have a discussion with MArch students. Organised and curated by Dr. Mpho Matsipa, the lecture and discuss will centre around Building and production culture in Nairobi, Lagos, Accra/Tema and Johannesburg.


nmbelloStudio at   CIFF - Copenhagen International Fashion Fair

nmbello Studio has been invited to collaborate with fashion designer, Kenneth Ize on an installation and social impact project to be showcased at the Louis Vuitton Prize section at the CIFF show in Paris and Copenhagen. The project will be launched in June at CIFF Paris. 


Limited run of LM Stools available to purchase via Tres-Bien Market Place. Only available in London.  

OCTOBER 20 - NOVEMBER 19, 2022


LM Stool added to permanent collection at the Design Museum, London.

The LM Stool is currently showing at @designmuseum as part of @yinka_ilori ‘s Parable For Happiness.

The stool has also been acquired by the @designmuseum and will be added to their ever growing collection.

15 September 2022 - 25th October 2023.


nmbello Studio is now available in the UK via Oswalde Shop

nmbello Studio is happy to announce that the LM Stool and Selah Lamp are now available to purchase in the Uk via the Oswalde Shop, UK.


nmbelloStudio now available in New York via Lichen NYC

We have started an amazing relationship with the good folks at lichen to make our products available to the North American market. Please reach out to Lichen if you are interested in purchasing the Selah Lamp 1.0 or LM Stool if you are in North America.

Image by Nicholas Calcott for Herman Miller


nmbello Studio at the 16th Venice Architectural Biennale, Venice Design Show. 

Pioneer event VENICE DESIGN is the largest International Design exhibition running alongside La Biennale di Venezia. From May 26th to November 25th 2018, the third consecutive edition of VENICE DESIGN will again be hosted by the European Cultural Centre. In the historical location of Palazzo Michiel, facing the Grand Canal, international Designers invade the venue to express themselves and to propose a singular reflexion on materialising, shaping and transforming our daily environment. Design will show its ongoing connection between body, object and space challenging the visitors to interact with pieces and immersive installations. 



nmbello Studio at Palazzo Litta Cultura, Milan, Italy

Palazzo Litta Cultura continues its exploration of the contemporary world in 2018, moving from Japan to Africa with the exhibition AfricaAfrica, exploring the Now of African design and photography , sponsored by the Embassy of the Costa d 'Ivory, from the Consulate of South Africa and from the Consulate of Burkina Faso.