Born in Mali and trained as an Architect and Designer in France, Cheick Diallo and his team of artisans transform abandoned & recycled materials into decorative, functional and contemporary furniture.
The more frequently materials used are scrap metal, car carcass, plastics, soft drinks cans, fishing wire, nylon, wood, fabrics.
In general, creative people taking old unwanted "garbage", like some people would call it, and given them a new life have always fascinated me.
I admire Diallo highly because a part from being a talented, dedicated, caring and pro-active creative, he is using his innovative skills to bring the Cheick Diallo Designs, Made in Mali, Brand to the world.
Diallo was included in the seminal Africa Remix exhibition that has been travelling across Europe since 2005, stopping at the Hayward Gallery in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, among other venues. He also exhibited at various international Design Biennials.
Vanity Afro, 30/07/2017
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