Founder of Design by Ini, ICFF Studio and Best of Neocon Award winner , Design by Ini
Ini Archibong has rapidly accelerated to the forefront his generation of designers. His work is characterised by a deep interest in master-craftsmanship and its intrinsic relationship to technology – both modern and ancient. Taking inspiration from the study of architecture, environmental and product design, as well as lifelong passions for mathematics, philosophy and world religions, Ini seeks to apply his vision and methods across a wide range of disciplines working with diverse clients across the globe including such venerable brands as Hermès, de Sede, Bernhardt Design, Ruinart, Christofle and Vacheron Constantin.
The son of Nigerian immigrants to the United States, he was born and raised in Pasadena, California, where he graduated from the Art Center College of Design. After a period living and working in Singapore and traveling widely, he moved to Switzerland to pursue further studies in luxury design and craftsmanship and received a master’s degree from the prestigious École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL).
Archibong’s work has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery in Pasadena, Triode in Paris, the Museo Bagatti Valsecchi in Milan, as well as receiving various awards at ICFF, Neocon, Wanted Design and the World Expo 2105 in Milan. He is currently collaborating with Sé Collections in London, the Friedman Benda Gallery in New York and the Dallas Museum of Art.
Archibong currently lives and works in Neuchatel, Switzerland.