Yinka Ilori is a designer who incorporates his British-Nigerian heritage into contemporary design. The artist made a name for himself with his colourful chairs, which he created by upcycling pieces of unwanted old furniture. His work is inspired by parables and West African fabrics from his upbringing.
Ilori established his eponymous studio in 2017, which is now made up of a team of architects and designers based in London. The firm works on large-scale architectural and interior design projects that often involve local communities.
The designer's contemporary furniture has been exhibited in galleries across the globe including the Vitra Design Museum, the British Library, Southbank Centre and The Africa Centre.
Pictured above is The Colour Palace, a multicoloured pavilion made from thousands of hand-painted pieces of timber, displaying a pattern referencing the traditional African textiles that can be found in the markets of nearby Peckham.