CONTEMPORARY INTERIOR DESIGNER AT DESIGN SHOWCASE
Contemporary interior designers, Jessica Williams, founder of Henley & Co., collaborated with 54kibo on a contemporary African design display at the Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse where she showed the stunning possibilities of incorporating African design into modern interiors.
AFRICAN DESIGN MEETS ARCHITECTURAL GEM
54kibo’s office is located in Brooklyn, NY, making the Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse a perfect place to showcase African design to a discerning audience of interior designers, media, and residents.
Jessica Williams, founder of Henley & Co., brought 54kibo into her curated space - she loved the products! Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse was a great way to introduce contemporary African design to a new audience.
BROOKLYN DESIGNER SHOWHOUSE: THE HISTORY
The 1820s wood-framed three story house on 13 Pineapple Street was artistically transformed into a Brooklyn architectural gem. Kicking off its second edition, 15 talented contemporary interior designers rejuvenated the Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse space. Every nook was revitalized with diverse yet luxurious interior styling. All proceeds of the show go to the Brooklyn Heights Association, an organization dedicated to preserving the historic and unique architecture of the neighborhood.
AFRICAN DESIGN THROUGH MODERN LENS
One-of-a-kind pierced metal lighting made in Morocco was integrated into the Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse space. The Amur Table Lamp was used by Jessica at the show. This gunmetal fixture pays homage to Moroccan lighting tradition. It has a unique shape that adds elegance and charm to any room, and its small piercings create a lovely soft illumination.
“We were immediately drawn to 54kibo and their curated collection of handmade goods—the textures, colors and materials feel like a natural fit in our spaces,” Williams comments. “The collaboration has been seamless and we are proud to support women around the globe.” Hendley & Co. is a family-inspired business that brings designs to life through home decor, partnering with local designers, artists, and contractors to support their clients’ visions.
Consider creating a showhouse look similar to Jessica’s work at Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse by incorporating African designs akin to the contemporary interior designer’s selections, such as Moroccan-made lighting that creates warmth within living spaces. Check out more picks below.