Artist Statement

Visually striking, yet effortlessly functional in any modern space, my work is rooted in Africa’s rich cultural heritage. I aim to cultivate a lifelong appreciation for elevated modern African design, and to inspire a deeper and fuller connection to the continent. I weave the continent’s nature, art, and history within each piece I produce. Every design tells a unique story, with no detail overlooked or undervalued.


Ethiopian American artist and industrial designer Jomo Tariku is a pioneer of modern African design. In 2017, he launched his namesake collection featured in numerous publications including Elle Decor, Architectural Digest, and Interior Design.

A constant student of African art and culture, Jomo’s interest was sparked by the diverse art and created objects his family collected during their travels across Africa and beyond. His craft expresses a modern harmony of heritage, humanity and design sensibility. 

Intended to be heirloom pieces to be celebrated and enjoyed for generations to come, Jomo’s spellbinding designs breathe warmth and vitality into living spaces.

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