50 Golborne is delighted to present The Space Between, an exhibition of new and recent exclusive designs by Cheick Diallo and Jean Servais Somian.
Trained as an architect and designer (Ecole d’architecture de Rouen, ENSCI Paris, France), Cheick Diallo is based in Bamako (Mali) and has been at the forefront of experimental design in Africa from the mid-Nineties. His work has been exhibited by, and is in the permanent collections of, international institutions worldwide - including the Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Art and Design NYC, Manchester Museum of Art. Jean Servais Somian, who works in the Ivory Coast, is one of the younger designers of African origin following in Diallo’s foot-steps. He shares with Diallo the principles of investigating local and traditional making and materials, and bringing new and original works into the world of global design.