Interior architect Michèle Comissot founded Concept & Details Factory about a year ago. The name, she says, is illustrative of projects having "one concept and many, many details”.
The company has already worked on large-scale developments and renovations; interior design projects; and the conceptualisation and development of three furniture collections.
The designs featured here are from the Filagree Collection, which was presented for the first time at Afrika Handmade 2016. This collection juxtaposes minimalist white lacquered MDF with Meru Oak, exquisitely carved in the Swahili style.
The storage cabinet and coffee table pictured here, are just two examples of how this line can be executed. “It can be anything. From a headboard to a side table,” Michèle tells me.
On Sunday 2 October, 2016 Craft Afrika opened the third installation of the Afrika Handmade Gallery to exhibit work from regional artisans and designers. The two-week event at Alliance Française, Nairobi, presented designs from home décor and textile companies; a prefabricated living pod from Two by Four; and a selection of artwork from the One Off Contemporary Art Gallery. Maridadi.co partnered with photographer Brian Siambi (better known on social media as @urbanskript) to feature a selection of designs from the exhibition.