“The design direction was then translated to each product, giving each piece a unique identity, while still offering a cohesive direction to the overall collection,” he explained. Using simple manufacturing techniques such as wood turning, bending and welding, Marcus-Bello created a ready-to-assemble, uniquely Nigerian perspective on furniture design.
A ban on foreign furniture imports, limited resources, and limited-manufacturing capabilities became opportunities rather than constraints for Lagos-born product designer Nifemi Marcus-Bello. His latest set of pieces, the Kofe Club Collection, reevaluates these limitations through design with affordability and sustainability at the heart of its ethos.
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