British Nigerian designer Yinka Ilori is currently one of the rising furniture designers in the UK. A graduate of London Metropolitan University, Yinka has in upcylcing taking old, unloved furniture to produce brand new interpretations.
The results are revived, one-off designs that have his signature; vibrant painted wood, an infusion of a delicate pattern, striking fabric cushions.
Yinka Ilori aims to challenge perceptions of waste through the regeneration and revitalisation of every-day furniture, where every piece deserves the chance to be loved again.
In the past year, he has exhibited with the British European Design Group at New York’s annual International Contemporary Furniture Fair & African& African Caribbean design diaspora in London.
(PS: It’s been a while, I do promise to make more effort. I really missed blogging but I’m back!)
(Photo’s courtesy of Another Africa)