As one part of Workshop/APD’s IDEA committee’s ongoing efforts to create a more equitable and just design industry, we’ve been working to diversify our resources. In the process, we have discovered some amazing Black-owned businesses producing and selling exceptional furniture, home décor, lighting, and art., and wanted to share the love. Read on for a few of the team’s favorites finds!
Supporting Black-Owned Design Businesses
CLAUDE HOME – Former I-D Magazine editor Maggie Holladay’s Claude Home offers a chic collection of luxurious vintage and hand made housewares.
GOODEE – Founded by brothers Byron and Dexter Peart, this e-commerce platform is a go-to for beautifully crafted and ethically sourced housewares, art, and furniture.
JOMO FURNITURE – Ethiopian American artist and industrial designer Jomo Tariku designs modern furniture that incorporates a deep appreciation for african art and culture.
54 KIBO – Founded by Nana Quagraine, design brand 54Kibo offers a stunning collection of lighting, furniture, textiles, and objects sourced throughout the African diaspora.
TACKUSSANU SENEGAL – Inspired by Senegalese culture and the power of women, two friends founded Tackussanu Senegal to craft beautiful baskets and support employment and fair wages for women in Senegal.
LA BOTICA – Dawn Marie West’s ultra-chic luxury candle studio and concept/chill-wear brand brings together modern ritual with her Black and Afro-Dominican culture.
NUR CERAMICS – Artist and designer Dina Nur Satti started Nur Ceramics to reconnect with the indigenous craft of her homeland and the Somali and Sudanese traditions of her parents.
BETTERSHARED – BetterShared is a leading platform to discover and shop contemporary art by some of today’s most exciting emerging artists from Africa and the diaspora.