Today sees the launch of Deep Dark Africa, a brand new Handmade online shop with a range of beautiful products created by or in collaboration with local artisans, designers and crafters showcasing Africa’s evolving talent.
Alexia Kondylis the woman behind Deep Dark Africa tells Handsome Things how it all got started.
“I am a fashion & decor stylist in Cape Town (www.alexiakondylis.com) with an inherent love for the continent on which I live and design in general. I studied architecture & have always dabbled in various mediums of design & hand crafting. I am really inspired by Africa’s creativity and through Deep Dark Africa I wanted to show the rest of the world what we’re up to, that our design is evolving whilst still staying true to its handmade roots, and to bridge the gap between artists who do and don’t have access to the greater market. Many of the products are unique collaborations between myself & the artists, who I’ve carefully selected, which has been so much fun, and I plan to do a lot more, so watch this space!”
Good luck with the new venture Alexia!