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Faty Ly

Designing a lifestyle brand inspired by African cultures.

A graduate of Central Saint Martins, a global melting pot of art and design,

Faty Ly is an entrepreneur with more than 20 years of experience in the world of crafts, design and gastronomy. Faty is the designer and founder of the eponymous brand FATYLY, a lifestyle brand that contributes to preserving African cultures as a heritage to anchor them in the collective memory.

Faty Ly’s passion for ceramics began in the late 1990s and materialized with the opening of a gallery in Dakar, in 2001, a space dedicated to crafts with the contribution of West-African artisans. Faty’s collaboration with artisans and leading manufacturers has enabled her to promote more than ever, the highest standards in craftsmanship and savoir-faire for the design of lifestyle products inspired by African cultures.

In addition to that, Faty Ly has collaborated with chocolatiers and chefs for the promotion of Senegalese culinary heritage, in particular with Mind of a Chef, Food and Wine Magazine. She is also a founding member of Afroeats, a Festival of African Cuisine and Local Food Products.

Faty holds a Master’s degree in Design Management from the Birmingham Institute of Art and Design. Faty Ly is currently a board member of Africa Design School in Benin, West Africa.


Dakar, Senegal, West Africa



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