Interior Designer Space at NYNOW by BADGUILD





Thank you for your interest in joining 54kibo’s Interior Design Trade Program. African design heritage, craftsmanship and sustainability are the building blocks of everything we do at 54kibo. We love to partner with design professionals as you bring your residential or commercial projects to life. By decorating a space with 54kibo's high quality, one-of-a-kind items, you are preserving Africa's artisanal knowledge for future generations.

As our valued interior design partner, you will qualify for:

1) Exclusive trade discount of 20% off retail prices while introducing uniquely beautiful decor to your clients.

2) Free shipping in the contiguous U.S. so your trade discount implies an effective 25 - 30% off retail prices.

3) Additional benefits including access to tax exempt purchasing, a dedicated team to answer questions, customize your order and streamline your delivery process; as well as opportunity to participate in our Designer Product Partnership Program to showcase your expertise with interior design and staging clients.

To join, complete the easy form below. We look forward to becoming your interior design vendor.


54kibo brings the best in Contemporary African Design to you. It's fresh, it's new, and of course - functional. Design professionals get a 20 percent discount.

The best and brightest artisans across the African Diaspora.....The online curator of cross-category home goods is giving a broader platform to contemporary African design.

Online home decor brand featuring sustainable pieces by designers from the African diaspora.

This new e-commerce site is making modern African design more accessible.

Educating the world on the beauty and craftsmanship of the African diaspora.

54kibo offers a wide array of eco-friendly home decor accents.



Black Artists + Designers Guild’s Transcend space; part of the NY NOW Trade Show at the Javits Center in NYC.


Features Hoola Beaded Pendant Lighting, handwoven and beaded by acclaimed Zulu artisans using time honored craftsmanship.


Beth Diana Smith's home office redesign for One Room Challenge. Features Porcupine Decorative Wall Basket from Zimbabwe.


Room designed by interior designer @maple.and.mei for One Room Challenge.


Room designed by interior designer Jessica Williams, founder of Henley & Co, for Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse.


Room designed by the team at Style By Emily Henderson.

Member Information

Submit form and we will contact you within 2-3 business days. If you need urgent assistance please email us.

Documents Verification

Email one document to

  • Business card
  • Membership in design organization (e.g. ASID, IIDA, AIA);
  • Interior design certification (e.g. NCIDQ, CCIDC);

Tax Certificate

Email resale or sales tax certificate. Required if you intend to purchase merchandise for resale. Else sales tax will be applied by default.


  • Program benefits are available solely to members. Benefits are not transferable.
  • Member, not client must place and pay for order.
  • Any shipping charges which are in addition to our standard free shipping policy are not subject to discount.
  • Exclusions include gift cards.
  • By accepting membership to 54kibo design partners, you agree that you will purchase 54kibo merchandise through this program solely for the purpose of conducting business with an individual client, and that you will not resell such merchandise to the general public through retail stores, the internet, printed materials, or any other means.
  • As a member, you may reproduce images to conduct business with your individual clients. However all images, copy and designs remain the property of 54kibo and may not be used by you for any other purpose unless specifically permitted by 54kibo.
  • Membership may be denied or terminated at any time, with or without cause, at the sole discretion of 54kibo.
  • Terms & Conditions are subject to change.


Who can apply to the 54kibo Trade Program?

If you are an interior designer, architect trade professional or design organization, please apply to the 54kibo Trade Program and receive a standing 20% discount. Please be able to provide a copy of one of the following: Business card, Membership in design organization (e.g. ASID, IIDA, AIA) or Interior design certification (e.g. NCIDQ, CCIDC). In addition, please email a resale or sales tax certificate, required if you intend to purchase merchandise for resale. Else sales tax will be applied by default.

What are the benefits of the 54kibo Trade Program?

In addition to 20% off of retail prices, trade program members qualify for free shipping on most products, have access to tax exempt purchasing, a dedicated team at 54kibo to answer product and delivery questions, ability to customize your order and streamline the delivery process straight to you or to your client. As well as the opportunity to participate in our Designer Product Partnership Program. Showcase your expertise with contemporary African design to potential new clients through our program designed to share your talent and interior design work. Your trade discount implies an effective 25 - 30% off retail prices. Your trade discount is the heftiest discount we offer to any of our brand affiliates and customers. We hope you know how important your work is to us! Whether you are purchasing pieces for a client or staging a design space, we hope this discount will be supportive for you in every upcoming interior design project. Your clients will be blown away by the uniqueness of the authentic contemporary African design pieces you are able to source.

What about shipping and returns?

54kibo’s Trade Program offers free shipping with a 30 day return window in the contiguous U.S. This is true every time you order, no matter how many times you order from us

How will 54kibo assist my order?

As our Trade Partner, we offer you a direct line of communication with our team. Please feel free to contact Team 54kibo with any questions you may have. Our team is well-versed in all aspects of the process, from the products and sizing, to shipping and installation. We want you to feel confident and happy about your purchase from us.  We look forward to being a resource for you in the future.

How long will it take to receive my order?

54kibo will communicate directly with you on shipping updates. Since many pieces in 54kibo’s online collections are made-to-order in various locations around the globe, please expect between 6-8 weeks for production and shipping time for some items. If there is a specific deadline you need to make, please email us with your particular request and we will do our best to accommodate and figure out a solution.

Are there any product exceptions to the discount?

Some product exceptions apply on Malene Barnett silk rugs and Marie Burgos furniture. Please email us for details.

Will you send pieces to my office or directly to my client’s location?

We are happy to deliver to your office or directly to your client’s location, whichever you’d prefer. Please keep in mind that free shipping is offered to addresses located within the 48 contiguous United States. If you or your client lives outside of this radius, we are able to accommodate your request to ship outside of the 48 contiguous United States, but there will be an additional shipping charge attached to the specific order.