Cassi Namoda is a contemporary Mozambican artist based in Massachusetts, US. She is known for her work that transfigures cultural and historical narratives of life in post-colonial Africa.
Her home and studio is located close to an old shaker community recognised for its unadorned design style and history of exquisite craftsmanship.
We visited her on a snow clad December day and asked her a few questions about her home and relationship to interior.
Describe who you are, in one sentence.
N: A human that creates out of love and devotion.
What does home mean to you?
N: It’s a feeling.
What’s your story, how did it all start?
N: My father and mother met in Maputo Mozambique and I grew up mainly in Africa but had lived also all over the world. I think that expansive experience informed me quite a bit.
How would you describe your interior style?
N: Things I connect with.
Do you have a favorite object or design piece?
N: My fire place makes me happy.
What are you currently working on?
N: Breathing and staying present.
Where do you find your inspiration?
N: From seeing, listening, & feeling!
Any special interior tips or advice you can share with us?
N: Do what feels honest & beautiful to you.
Photography by Jonathan Hökklo