Jomo and Adis selected to be part of Designs for Life exhibit ...
Annual observance of African-American achievement features “Designs for Life” industrial design exhibit
January 12-February 28, 2007
On January 12, 2007, the
and Industry will open Designs for Life,
an interactive exhibit that explores the creative and technical field
of industrial design and the achievements of African-American
designers. The exhibit will open as part of the Museum’s annual Black
Creativity celebration—a six-week program that highlights the
achievements and heritage of African Americans—and guests will be able
to explore the history, present and future of industrial design, while
learning about the challenges and rewards of this often
Berchuma – where function meets art.
Can a design revolution come from a simple stool? In Africa, the
stool has historically served its function as furniture while remaining
an important cultural artifact. In African tradition, each stool was
considered a part ofits owner to the point where some believed that it
was actually part of the soul. Now the contemporary furniture world has
Berchuma. The series of stools, chairs, and tables are inspired by
ancient African furniture andcontemporary fine art. The traditional
feel is fused withcontemporary styling and superior craftsmanship.
Experiencethe beauty of tradition and style through Berchuma– where function meets art!