The Design Market is a premier, seasonal market that features talented designers, artists and makers from across the African continent. The second edition will take place on November 4th and 5th in Accra, Ghana. At the Design Market, visitors will have the opportunity to meet and shop directly from great designers from all over Africa, discover one-of-a-kind goods, and support local entrepreneurship.

The weekend-long market will take place at Luxury Living, curator of furniture, decor and lifestyle accessories from Ghana, across Africa and the globe. The Tea Room upstairs offers a collection of luxury teas, herbal infusions and tea time accessories that tell a uniquely African story.

In addition to a unique shopping experience, the Design Market offers an event along with music, cultural exchange and a wide selection of speciality foods and beverages.

The Design Market is produced by Dabira, a company founded and led by Charlotte Ashamu, an economic development specialist and recipient of the Mo Ibrahim Leadership Fellowship awarded annually by the billionaire, Mo Ibrahim. “We want to showcase home-grown African design talent.

 

Our goals are to help designers and small businesses grow, to inject money into the local and regional economy, and open people’s eyes to the fact that amazing, quality products are made in Africa,” said Charlotte Ashamu.

The Design Market will feature a curated exhibition of top-quality designers and products ranging from fashion to home décor to furniture. In total, over a dozen emerging and established designers from five countries in Africa will showcase their work.

 

They include:

 

The featured chef is Jeff Luno of Wood, who fuses his French flair with local ingredients to create an unforgettable culinary experience.

 

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