Mimi Shodeinde is challenging preconceived ideas about African design. In London, her design and interior architecture studio, Miminat Designs, is developing its own particular language—one characterized by rich material palettes, and based on her intuition. “My intention is to produce design that speaks to my journey as a British Nigerian,” she says. “I want to express my culture in my work.” Nana Biamah-Ofosu: How do you imagine people living with your work? This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Nine Buy Now Related Stories Design Issue 49 At Work With: Muller Van Severen How a home renovation birthed one of Europe’s most distinguished design duos. Design Fashion Issue 49 Reid Bartelme & Harriet Jung An inquiry into costume design. Design Issue 48 Studio Visit: Anupama Kundoo The Berlin-based architect knows what the city of the future should look like. In fact, she’s already built it. Interiors Issue 48 Gil Schafer Inside the all-American family home. Design Interiors Issue 48 At Work With: Studio Utte A visit to the small, sophisticated Milanese studio of Patrizio Gola & Guglielmo Giagnotti. Design Issue 48 Off to Sea with Cyrill Gutsch Meet the self-appointed design ambassador for the oceans.