Netflix to debut African design docuseries
Made by Design, an original documentary series about African architecture, interior design and product design, is set to debut on Netflix this month.
The first season of Made by Design will profile 13 of today’s top Nigerian and Lagos-based creative talents, giving an insight into their lives, work and inspirations. They are Tosin Oshinowo, Demi Semande, Studio Lani, Seun Oduwole, Papa Omotayo, Theo Lawson, Osaru Alile, Diseye Tantua, Muni Shonibare, Jackie Aki, Tola Akerele, Dapo Akintunde and Julia Amadi Obi.
According to an announcement by the West African design event Design Week Lagos, which takes place later this month, the series will feature interviews with the creatives and highlights of their work, while exploring their creative process and examining the uniqueness of their designs.
The series was created and directed by Titi Ogufere, CEO of Lagos-based Essential Media Group, and coproduced with Texas-based Emmy-winning filmmaker Abiola Matesun (Fire & Ice, Inner Conflict). Last year, Essential and Matesun struck a strategic partnership to produce documentaries on African design.
The documentary has been made possible by Design Week Lagos, a festival established to create a recognisable design culture for Africa and to showcase the ingenuity of designers from various walks of life. This year’s edition will be held from October 21 to 31 in various locations in Lagos. Click here to register to attend a virtual watch party for the series on October 24.