Five Afrofuturist Chairs by Jomo Tariku Featured in Wakanda Forever

Alice Finney, Dezeen, December 7, 2022

Ethiopian-American designer Jomo Tariku has five afrofuturist chairs in the latest Black Panther film. Here he explains the thinking behind each piece.


Tariku, whose chairs feature in the $250 million (£210 million) movie, told Dezeen that showcasing his work on the hit film was an opportunity to "become part of the design canon".

"Black Panther's cultural impact is huge and its movies like this, that highlight the work of Black designers is how we become part of the design canon," Tariku said.

"Design is a global language, but if it misses the global south, what's the point?" he added. "Making the conversation go global is extremely important."


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