Philippe Malouin , Gridlock 2, 2012 © Philippe Malouin
Jonny Briggs, Supernatural, 2012
Dexter Dymoke, Ages and Ages, 2011
Nathaniel Mellors, Photograms, 2011-12, © Nathaniel Mellors
The integrity of fertility (detail), 2012

There ain’t no party like a Lagos party.

 

Or so they say. This weekend, Dazed flew out to Lagos, Nigeria for the third annual MTV Africa Music.


Awards and spent a few days and some late nights meeting rap, R&B and kuduro superstars from across Africa: names like Banky W, Fally Ipupa, Daddy Owen, Cabo Snoop and Radio & Weasel, from Angola to Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond, all huge stars in their own countries, selling truckloads of records despite rampant piracy and a rickety music industry. These guys are kind of the Jay Zs and Snoops of Africa, basically.

Philippe Malouin


 

Philippe Malouin, the Québec born industrial designer is known for his commitment to rigorous research, his experimentation with materials and his love to test them to their limit. He enjoys the process of making and one of his major sources of inspiration is art. Vitamin visited him at his London studio in Hackney where he discussed about some of his most recent projects and and the process of making them.


Background cover: Nathaniel Mellors, Photograms, 2011-12, © Nathaniel Mellors /  Philippe Malouin, Gridlock 2, 2012 © Philippe Malouin / Jonny Briggs , Supernatural , 2012 ©  Jonny Briggs

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