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Ini Archibong

podcast / alumni / environmental-design
December 19, 2019
Produced by: Christine Spines

Change Lab Podcast Episode 31

Ini Archibong on designing to spark wonder

Ini Archibong is a luxury goods designer. He is also a furniture and immersive experience designer as well as an ArtCenter alum. He is all these things and yet this description remains inadequate. So here’s how to explains what he does: “Any of the objects I’m making -- all they are is a potential entry point to wonder.”

Ini has been accumulating accolades and prestigious commissions from the moment he graduated from ArtCenter’s Environmental Design program in 2012. After earning his MFA in Switzerland from the Lausanne University of Art and Design (ECAL for short), Ini’s furniture began appearing in the pages of Vogue and The New York Times

Ini Archibong

Anything that is a luxury object has some form of mythological countenance to justify its price above its use value. It has to touch your soul.

Ini Archibong

Ini’s iconic works of functional art have made him a rising star in the design world culminating, most recently with his celebrated Gallop watch for Hermes. 

Over the course of a philosophical exchange with Change Lab, Ini explored what it means to design a sacred space, the mythological underpinnings to his work and how he achieves a state of creative flow.



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