With so many art fairs flooding New York next week, it is getting hard to decide which one to visit, because it would be impossible to see them all. There is one fair that I find particularly intriguing, the new 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair, a leading transnational platform dedicated to promoting African and Africa related art practices and projects, which make its New York debut next week. This edition will showcase 16 select galleries hailing from global territories such as South Africa, Nigeria, Morocco, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany, the UK and the USA to showcase emerging and established international artists. The fair is meant to perform as a platform representing the multiplicity and diversity of contemporary African art and cultural production and its title represents the 54 countries that form Africa. Its lounge will be furnished by NY-based design studio Birsel + Seck, which was founded in 2003 by Ayse Birsel and Bibi Seck. Their wonderful Taboo series of stools and tables could not be a better choice. Made in Dakar, Senegal, the pieces are all made from 80% recycled garbage bags and plastic bottles, while the shapes reference daily habits of people in Western African, where it is common practice to sit on stools around lows table during meals. Birsel + Seck became known for their Taboo pieces when they were used in the Café of MoMA PS1 (photos above and below).