Hamed Ouattara (Burkina Faso) says that he is “always working to bring out a design that reflects the realities of Africa”. He uses all different materials in his furniture. Reacting to the fact that there are too many imports of poor quality, and to the loss of traditional carved furniture, he is making modern furniture that reflects modern culture.
His furniture is made from salvaged metal sheets and frames made up with metal welding. They have a rugged and rough feel, very hip and modern at the same time.