Anishka Clarke and Niya Bascom

Anishka Clarke and Niya Bascom

Ishka Designs is dedicated to creating "efficiently beautiful" minimalist interiors for its hospitality and residential clients globally. Led by the duo, Anishka Clarke and Niya Bascom, its style can be described as clean, modern, eclectic and simplistically beautiful.  The company's approach to all projects is highly responsive to the stylistic and functional needs of individual clients allowing for a very diverse portfolio. Project experience includes hospitality, multi-use retail, and healthcare while residential projects have taken the company as far as France and the Caribbean.

In 2014, Ishka Designs was listed as a “Next Big Name” in Design by Lonny magazine and has been listed 4 years in a row as a Top 20 African-American interior design firm.  Ishka Designs has enjoyed local and international success and press. The company has been featured on TV's NBC Open House, in magazines such as Anthology magazine, Wallpaper* City Guides, New York magazine, and New York Spaces, and popular online media: Design*Sponge, Lonny, Remodelista and Refinery29.

Gondar Priests - Ethiopia, West Africa by Niya Bascom

Gondar Priests - Ethiopia, West Africa by Niya Bascom

What Does Black History Month Mean To You This Year?

Prefer to call it African History Month.  It represents the past, present and future.

Africa coral - Jamaica, W.I. by Niya Bascom

Africa coral - Jamaica, W.I. by Niya Bascom

Where Are You Finding Inspiration Today To Design This Year?

We always seek inspiration from the natural environment, but are increasingly inspired these days by different cultures and how they can potentially influence our approach to design.  This is not just about pretty things, but observing a community’s way of life and cultural practices, and the impact these have on the functionality, usability and simplicity of their systems.

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