Bonne Arrivée – An exhibition of African crafts & contemporary design

As part of the Africa2020 Season, the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris will host “Bonne Arrivée”, an exhibition of African crafts and contemporary design. EFI is proud to partner with Les Oiseaux Migrateurs for this important exposition of African artisanal craft and design.  

The Bonne Arrivée exhibit will highlight African crafts and creative works, revealing its artisanal and ancestral techniques. Crafts and handwork such as palm leaf and jute basketry, cotton spinning and weaving, natural dye and artisanal dyeing, tailoring, ceramics and more will take centre stage at this unique presentation. EFI has partnered with Les Oiseaux Migrateurs for this event to showcase our work with artisan communities throughout Burkina Faso, Kenya, and Mali.

Collections produced throughout Africa with EFI’s partner brands will be present throughout the exhibition with artisanal production by our social enterprise partners CABES from Burkina Faso and Artisan Fashion of Kenya. Collections from international clients who have collaborated with EFI will also be on display, thank you to LOEWE, MIMCO, United Arrows, CAMPERLAB, Vivienne Westwood, Wales Bonner and Goodee for participating in this event. Several EFI Designer Accelerator brands will also be presenting selected designs created within the continent, including Lukhanyo Mdingi, Jiamini, Margaux Wong, Hamaji, Katush and Suave Kenya.

Visitors are invited to engage in a number of lectures and discussions during the first-ever transformation of the nave into a real public space. Expect discussions on natural dye processes, weaving techniques and lectures by designers on how their work with artisans translates to luxury goods in the global sphere. 

You can find the full exhibit in Musée des Arts Décoratifs from August 31st until September 5th. Entry to the exhibition is free of charge and open to the public. You can reserve your time slot in advance here.

For more information on the event, click here.