Who? Yinka Ilori
What? Furniture designer
Yinka Ilori is a London-based designer, who specialises in giving broken and discarded furniture a new life. He calls this process ‘re-loving’. Influences from his Nigerian roots play a strong role in his work, evident in the vivid prints, colours and narratives that he creates for his furniture, inspired by Nigerian parables.
‘Restoring new life and purpose to reclaimed materials.’
Exhibiting internationally, Yinka has been chosen to co-create the second Dulwich Pavilion for summer 2019, The Colour Palace. A temporary outdoor structure at Dulwich Picture Gallery in June 2019, it represents a lively and celebratory fusion of European and African cultural traditions.