A Kenyan entrepreneur and designer, was recently awarded the innovation award at the Christmas World Trade Fair in Frankfurt, for her creative use of the Kenyan calabash.
Wambui Mwangi, a well known artist, designer and entrepreneur from Berlin, was awarded the “Decoration Star” for her innovative use of the calabash. Wambui with her company, Wambui Design, has found creative ways to use the calabash was a decoration item as well as finding new functionality for it.
The award was given for her use of the calabash as christmas decorations. Using the Kenyan calabash and old German wood carving methods to create beautiful biodegradable christmas tree ornaments.
The Decoration Star, is an innovative award that honours products from the decorative and festive decorations sector, which give fresh impetus to the retail and distinguish themselves as to their special product performance, design, complexity, ergonomics, special environmental compatibility or similar.