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Afrocentric Minimalism: The Urban Kitchenware range from The Aga Concept

Afrocentric Minimalism: The Urban Kitchenware range from The Aga Concept

We are continuously striving to bring a sense of African luxury to the world of interiors with our products, which is why we are constantly looking for inspiration from other designers who share the same ethos. Today we want to introduce you to the Aga Concept.

The Aga Concept is a lifestyle brand inspired by popular culture from different parts of Africa, from South Africa to West Africa, their music, food, fashion, language and everyday way of life.

Headed by Nigerian designer Olubunmi Adeyemi, it specialises in raw urban handmade kitchen products, which are inspired by African everyday objects. The collection ranges from products such as the ‘Omorogun’ turning stick which is traditionally used in African kitchens to stir starchy foods, the 'Handle Spice Bowl' perfect for holding your spices and the 'Mortar and Pestle' which is great for grinding traditional spices.

The Word ‘Aga’ is a Yoruba word translated into English as ‘a functional wooden object’, which sums up the The Aga Concept’s product line. We instantly fell in love with the raw urban look that these products have, from the bold colourful elements to the organic materials used, you could really sense the cultural influence behind these products.

When it comes to African inspired designs we often tend to think of bold prints and colour, however Adeyemi has adopted the ‘AFROMINIMA’ approach, a trademark he created and stands for “Afrocentric Minimalism”. An approach that combines minimalism and functional design with neo-African culture.

The Aga Concept is making an impact with their edgy, minimalist yet stylish  designs by creating a brand that fuses African culture and urban contemporary lifestyle, whilst at the same time being functional and elegant.

If you have fallen in love with these products just as much as we have then you will be pleased to know that you can purchase them on

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