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Giveaway: Contemporary Design Africa

Contemporary Design Africa

Compiled by Tapiwa Matsinde, Contemporary Design Africa showcases the best of modern African design. Released in 2015 its RRP is £19.95 - but scroll down for a chance to win a copy!

The Blurb:

"Finally a book on African design that celebrates the contemporary! It is packed with works that show how the continents rich array of craft traditions are being preserved and revived with an exciting contemporary twist. An introductory section identifies the sophistication, vitality, diversity and soulfulness of the past that is now being harnessed to develop a contemporary African identity. Sections on furniture, textiles, ceramics, basketry and lighting bring together the work of respected designers, makers and organizations based on the African continent or part of the diaspora.

Celebrating the wider changes occurring across Africa, the fifty or so designers and crafters included have been chosen for their innovative approach to creating sophisticated products. Many of the pieces demonstrate how sustainability and recycling are often of the utmost importance. The book is completed by a glossary and bibliography."


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  1. A deep blue is my favourite colour.

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  2. I love red - all sorts of red.

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  3. Pink.

    Rachel Craig

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  4. Red is my favourite colour

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  5. My favourite colour is green

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  6. Wow that cover is striking and even more so once you see the actual vessels #readwithme

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  7. yellow
    such a cheerful and summery colour always cheers me up

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  8. This isn't a book I'd normally pick up but it looks fascinating! Thanks for sharing with #ReadWithMe

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  9. My favourite colour is pink 😃

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  10. Black - I know that it is not technically a colour but it is always my chosen one.

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  11. Purple
    Victoria B - @ickle0ne

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  12. I think I look better in red and my bedroom is also red.

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  13. yellow is my favourite colour

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  14. I like all shades of blue and forest green. Thank you so much for the chance. :)

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  15. I love a deep and dark maroon!

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  16. (melissa crowe|) blue :)

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  17. Steven Beasley3 April 2016 at 17:43

    Black is my favourite colour

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  18. Teal is my favourite colour

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  19. My favourite colour is green

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