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Ethiopian Amer­i­can artist and indus­trial designer Jomo Tariku is defin­ing a new design language of modern African-themed furni­ture. As a young boy growing up in Ethiopia he was always drawn to the eclec­tic art, souvenirs, and furni­ture pieces his father collected during his travel through­out Africa and beyond. Jomo devel­oped crafts­man skills while spend­ing his summer breaks at a local furni­ture builder in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He went on to study Indus­trial Design at the Univer­sity of Kansas, U.S.A and completed his college thesis on Contem­po­rary African Furni­ture. Jomo’s furni­ture include a wide variety of artis­tic designs that synthe­sizes his own expe­ri­ence of the conti­nents diverse culture, histor­i­cal struc­tures, archi­tec­ture, tradi­tional furni­ture, colors, arti­facts, land­scapes, wildlife, hair styles …

Springfield, VA
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Designer and owner of jomo furniture llc