The AfriFemArtisticGenius of Simone Brewster
Simone Brewster is only 29, but has already produced a repertoire of designs that include furniture and jewellery. She trained as an architect before deciding to work at a smaller scale.
“It was just meant to be a temporary time out, but I’ve become more and more intrigued by work that connects directly with the body,” she says. Brewster’s Mamy table and Negresse lounger are confrontational pieces created from a deconstruction of the black female body. Her jewellery fuses the feel of Bauhaus design with tribal African artifacts. To make it she uses wood and copper, instead of the metals – silver, gold and bronze – that are usually associated with value.
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