Who?

A designer, blogger and co-founder of Design Next Studio -Dakar-Next- a design studio and laboratory based in Dakar, Senegal.

The studio designs graphic identity, packaging, products and concepts for businesses and organisations while taking part in their initiatives.

The laboratory researches material and techniques to implement feasible solutions within the context. Design Next Studio brings authentic products that add value to local influences and have a resonance in the global market.

Fatimata has over 15 years experience in the craft and design business. She is an adept of learning by doing and has worked with craftspeople in places such as Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso.



Fatimata Ly graduated from Central Saint-Martins of London

She is currently pursuing an MA in Design Management at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, England


"Pounding Light"



         


                                

           

Terracotta chandeliers inspired by recurrent power cuts in Senegal, West Africa. These chandeliers could also be used as simple lamps, candleholders... 
The texture, color and shape make lighting whimsical. 
The prototypes are made in Dakar at “Céramiques Almadies” in Senegal
Featured in Inhabitat

Exhibitions

Biennale 2012 OFF, Dakar, Senegal, 2012
DUO EN CERAMIQUE, Dakar Senegal, 2011
Regards Sur Cours, Dakar, Senegal, 2011
Black World Festival, Dakar, Senegal, 2010
Arte Gallery, Saint-Louis, Senegal, 2010
Pulse, London, England, 2008
New Designers, London, England, 2008