The fourth Nairobi Design Week invited visitors to discover how East Afrikan heritage has influenced the world we live in today, and how design impacts the culture of the world we will pass on to future generations.
Events took place around the city, at The Alchemist bar, University of Nairobi, and for the first time at Nairobi National Museum, where the exhibition ran for six weeks.
Hosted at the University of Nairobi in collaboration with the Design Students Association, Careers in Design gave students and professionals opportunities to showcase work, take part in portfolio workshops and network with industry mentors.
James Shaw is a fine objects designer who runs a studio in south London specializing in the Design and manufacture of bespoke, production furniture, products, sculptural objects and material research. He has exhibited internationally including at the Design museum, The Irish museum of Modern art and many more.
Workshop Nairobi organised a Design Tour of their space at Nairobi Design Week 2019, showing visitors how their products are made and giving them a chance to relax in their plush furniture. The first visitors of the day also received photo stands as gifts.
An intimate panel discussion in the amphitheatre of the Nairobi National Museum focused gave everyone in the room an opportunity to share their thoughts and ask questions. Featuring Lulu Kitololo, Chepkemboi Mang’ira, Bryan Graff of Matwana Matatu Culture and Isa Mohamed of Black Rhino VR, hosted by Nyacomba ‘Jonas’ Githu and Lindsay Obath.