Traditionally African, Culturally African, Inspirationally African, Made in Africa
that’s AFRO DIZZY!
Africa is DIZZY with colour, music and art – and all in a good way. Raw and refined, complex and simple; traditionally, Africa conjures up all this and more in the mind of those who have had the pleasure of traveling to Africa. Africa the motivating, the inspiring, bringing happiness and delight into hearts once unwittingly starved! The quasi-organised chaos of sound and colour in market places, the plethora of wax fabrics used in the main for outfits and the extraordinarily dynamic and influential forms of art. Yes, influential – the influence of African art on modern art is not new – from Picasso, Derain, Braque, and Modigliani, it continues to this day as is evident in the recent resurgence of interest in African art.
Afro Dizzy products are handmade when ever possible. Everyday items are crafted mainly using wood, traditional textiles, patterns and design from simple wax cotton, and mud-cloth/bogolan to leather.
We have offers from the “cheap and cheerful” to the valued vintage – there is something for everyone.
Teamed up with our offers of items with a contemporary twist, are our offers of vintage and/or antiques items, with years of traditional use behind them. These items have been refurbished and reupholstered with taste thus adding distinction, and together with other traditional items they add beauty to any home and value to any collection.
The authenticity of every item and your complete satisfaction is guaranteed. We make every effort to research and document the history of each and every article and more especially our vintage artefacts.
Everything on this site is geared to help you find that touch of Africa, no matter how large or small, to add to your decor. Afro Dizzy is keen to bring a fusion of vibrant Africa to your modern home today.
When you shop with Afro Dizzy you are buying items that will turn a house into a home, adding only splendour and value.
Founded in 2016 in Basel Switzerland, by Judee Kisob-Frick, the goal of Afro Dizzy is to be the top supplier of “Africa-tude” art, gifts and household articles worldwide, making them accessible to all. Based in Switzerland, a country synonymous with quality, Afro Dizzy strives to provide quality African creations and a deeper public appreciation for all that is Africa.
MEET AND GREET
QUALITYWe strive to use only the highest quality of materials in the making and ordering of all our products. Every effort has been made to ensure that the final products we supply correspond as closely as possible to the images shown online, however due to the handmade nature of most of our products as well as the nature of computer generated images (computer browsers may present colours slightly differently), there may be slight variations. These could include, but are not limited to, slight differences in shades of fabric or dimensions of products. This should not impact the quality of our goods.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITYAt Afro Dizzy, we place paramount importance on “customer focus”. To maximise customer satisfaction we continually look for things from our customers’ perspectives and anticipating their needs.
We take great pride in providing the very best in customer service that we can. Our online store offers free help/advice in design and decorating consultations, to accommodate our customers’ home improvement needs. Just contact us with your questions and we will do our best.
We feel a strong responsibility to use and order only material that reduce our carbon footprint. This may be one small step for Afro Dizzy, but it could be one giant step for mankind when we all pull together.
We are a small company, yet we are looking at sourcing as much as possible from African countries where job creation at any scale has a significant social effect.
In an effort to “give back”, for every item sold, CHF1.- will be donated to the orphanage “Misspa”, Bamenda, Cameroon, Judee’s homeland.
CONVENIENCEWe know that life gets busy and we understand the difficulty of finding quality art or décor that is stylish and refreshingly different. That is why our one stop shop tastefully brings together in one marketplace: contemporary – traditional and ancient African Art – Home Décor – Sculpture – Textiles – Jewelry – Masks – Practical Objects – and more
If there is something you would like and can’t find in our store, let us know and we will endeavour to add it to our list of products.
With the distribution centre located within continental Europe, in a couple of clicks, goods can be on their way to you in Switzerland, Europe, USA or just about anywhere around the world.
AFRO DIZZY is presently a small business founded by an African who has spent most of her life with “a foot in both worlds”. It is accepted that, more often than not, it is near impossible for a foreigner to get to remote places in Africa where the good stuff is. So being African gives Judee Kisob, you guessed it, easy access. Furthermore, sometimes combining all that you love in a tasteful contemporary way can prove to be a daunting challenge for some of you. This is where we come in; if you want to learn more about Africa or the origins of some of our products, how to use or display them, AFRO DIZZY, having a vast knowledge of Africa, Europe and the USA, we can provide you with links to literature or inform you on seminars and conferences that might be happening in your area. For information or if you would like us to participate somehow in activities in your community, or just to chat, please give us a call on +41 79 489 2278 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to hear from you.