The evolution of technologies of techniques in former African great civilizations was stopped in a way in History at one precise period.
This fact had a prominent impact on what is identified today as African aesthetics.
What we consider as African aesthetics today is in fact a summary, made of loans, western references imitations and impositions torn into habits and models.
This brings a simple, yet delicate question:
What would have been this afro- aesthetics, in 2015 if these technics and traditions had being left on their own path through evolution ?
The answer couldn’t be anything than anticipation or fiction. Fiction, which is the purpose of Newbia,
The seven years it took kossi aguessy for completing the Newbia anticipation work, have seen a large variety of architectural, design and enginery concepts being designed, creating a complex database of approximately 200 items.
For the first collection of AGUESSY™ by Kossi Aguessy, the label have decided a focus on 4 objects from this creative mine:
The Zoo Mask, wall sculpture, the Lil’Fogo candelabra, the Koss tidy and the 3Some Vase.