This Black History Month, Homecrux honors the modern-day Black furniture designers whose creativity and innovation is leaving a lasting impact in the field.

Ini Archibong

Switzerland-based Nigerian-American designer’s work is based on creating furniture that merges myth and reality. He has collaborated with various brands, including Hermès, Knoll and Sé.

Circe Armchair: Design by INI

Tosin Oshinowo

Lagos-based architect & designer, she founded Nigerian lifestyle and furniture brand Ilé Ilà (House of Lines) to celebrate her native Yoruba culture. She likes designing chairs in a Nigerian-African context.

Àdùnní Chair by Tosin Oshinowo

Kusheda Mensah

British-born Ghanaian designer focuses on creating fun and functional living environment. Her unique modular furniture pieces display her design style while also highlighting important social issues.

The Hand: Modular by Mensah

Jomo Tariku

Ethiopian American artist and industrial designer creates furniture inspired by African themes. These pieces boast minimalist finishes, black ash and orange hues, and pay homage to African craft traditions.

Nyala Chair by Jomo Tariku


Caribbean-born founder of New Orleans-based OI Studio manufactures furniture with sensual curves. Her designs reminds of her reverence for nature, minimalism, and Black history.

Drop Daybed by OI Studio

Charles O. Job

Nigeria-born and Switzerland-based designer and architect was interested in design and tried turning discarded objects into toys in his childhood. His designs show off his passion for making simple resourceful products.

Bukan Rack by Charles O. Job

Paul Jeffrey

Phoenix-based cabinetmaker is crafts simple furniture pieces with fresh aesthetics, customized functionality, and durability. He creates bespoke masterpieces that reflect your personality.

Orpheus chair by Paul Rene Furniture

Hamed Ouattara

Western Africa-based self-taught artist and designer expresses himself through his upcycled furniture in eye-catchy colors. His artworks have been presented in different museums and galleries around the world.⁠

Jimena Sougri Cabinet by Charles O. Job