The company is called “Mr.Nobody and Mr.Somebody”and it was created by two South African women that now live in the United States.
This adventure started three years ago, they’ve become immigrants for some life reasons, but they aways had that south african soul that never left them.
Together they have created a company that worship the african culture and let people know about their traditions and details. They create graphics, hand carved boxes airplane looking, umbrellas, walking sticks, plastic tubes with carven wooden lids that can be used as seats, cardboard suitcases and some African fabric called kanga that is printed with their designs.
In the Art Basel Miami Beach and Design Miami they had a temporary store curated by Cathy Leff, the former director of the Wolfsonian-Florida International University museum. The store sold their wares, along with colorful clothing designed by by Walter Van Beirendonck and Bernhard Willhelm.
The name comes from a deep proverb that expresses the immigrants tale and the meaning is that you are somebody in your home, but then you go somewhere else and you became nobody.
Heidi Chisholm, 43, of Park Slope, Brooklyn, and Sharon Lombard, 51, of Coral Gables, Fla, the owners of the shop, didn’t wanted to assume any names themselves, so they invented that they are working for a successful african business man that sells his stuff on their shop.
The collaboration between them started via Skype and email and then resulted in a harmonious new style and pop shop that exists in Miami and it is most certainly a beautiful place to be and to breathe a new culture in terms of design.
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Miami Art Museum
The MAM Store
101 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33130