Creative of the week – Hana Getachew

February 23, 2022

Hana Getachew is an Ethiopian Designer based in New York. She started Bolé Road Textiles out of a passion for merging Ethiopian handwoven fabrics with her career in interior design. 

Hana drew her passion for vibrant colors and artistic graphic patterns from the traditional Ethiopian textiles she sees in her surroundings. Hana was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. After a few years in Montreal, her family settled in New York. A graduate of Cornell University with a degree in interior design, Hana was formerly Associate Principal at Studios Architecture in New York City.

During her stay in the city, She supported designing the flagships and headquarters of some of the city’s most prominent companies. Since Bolé Road made its debut at the Brooklyn Designs show in 2015, its growth has varied from year to year. However, according to Hana, the company took its turn during summer because of the massive push for Black-owned businesses during George Floyd’s death and the racial reckoning that followed. She experienced a constant flow of press inquiries, orders, and requests for partnerships in June 2020. She began to have genuine conversations with those reaching out to her about issues of representation.

Her designs for Bolé Road are a tribute to that cultural legacy and contemplation of her modern transnational aesthetic that represents her country and the black community in general.

We appreciate Hana for integrating interior designs with traditional and cultural elements for providing beautiful spaces and interiors.

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