Lexus, an official automotive partner of the annual Design Miami show, commissioned architectural designer Tosin Oshinowo and textile designer Chrissa Amuah to create a "design object of our times" and it doesn't come as a surprise that the designers selected face shields for 2020. The Freedom to Move face masks fuse elements of traditional African craftsmanship with 3D printing and other modern crafting solutions. First, the masks were developed as 3D models, then prototyped and molded.
The artful face masks include designs like the Egaro mask, which resembles a bronze face shield, the Ògún mask, named after the Yoruba god of metal, technology and war. As well as commenting on the state of the current times, the face masks bring attention to African culture and design history.
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