Ini Archibong

Designer.

Ini Archibong is the founder of an independent design studio called Design by Ini.

His work is characterised by a deep interest in craftsmanship and integrity to his chosen material. His work draws from architecture, environmental and product design, as well as lifelong passions for mathematics, philosophy and world religions.

As a son of Nigerian immigrants to the United States, and a resident of US, Singapore and Switzerland, his diverse personal and professional background underlines his design ethic and ethos.

Archibong’s work has been exhibited globally at design events and in galleries including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery in Pasadena, and Triode in Paris among others.

Working intimately with a variety of materials including glass, marble and leather, Ini’s practice is informed by the inherent properties unique to these materials. As a result, leading houses such as La Montre Hermès, de Sede, Ruinart, Christo e, Bernhardt Design and Herman Miller have consulted Archibong’s expertise in design and brand strategies.

His creative vision and projects have been featured in various international print and online publications including: 1843, AD, AZURE, Dezeen, Elle Decoration, GQ, NOWNESS and SURFACE. .

Archibong graduated from the Art Center College of Design and ÉCAL and has previously been an ICFF Studio and Best of Neocon Award winner.

Archibong currently lives and works in Switzerland. 

He will be speaking as part of Design Indaba Conference 2018's Global Grads. Book your conference ticket.