With the support of Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)
Ousmane Mbaye’s trademark GRAPHIK collection is presented in the 1-54 Lounge exclusively for the 2017 New York edition. The collection lends a nobility to secondary materials, particularly iron, while colour occupies a pivotal role throughout. Championing simplicity and ‘sincerity’ of form on the continent and further afield, Ousmane Mbaye treats metal as a living material, one which can be plied, melded, and transformed to rewarding effect.
Ousmane Mbaye is a Senegalese designer based in Dakar. His collections have been presented in international art and design exhibitions and biennales at Grand Palais, Paris (2015); LouiSimone Guirandou Gallery, Abidjan (2015); Le 104, Paris (2014); and the Museum of Art and Design (MAD), New York (2010); as well as featured in Elle Décoration, IDEAT and Jeune Afrique, among others.