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Upcycled Chairs Inspired by Traditional Nigerian Parables & African Fabrics

09.18.15 | By
Upcycled Chairs Inspired by Traditional Nigerian Parables & African Fabrics
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London-based The Shop at Bluebird has worked with artist/designer Yinka Ilori over the last six months on a solo installation called ‘If Chairs Could Talk’. Ilori, known for upcycled furniture, was inspired by African fabrics and traditional Nigerian parables, both of which played a part in his childhood. Merging parts of his Nigerian heritage with contemporary design, the collection results in colorful chairs that have stories to tell.

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They’re presenting the collection of chairs during this year’s London Design Festival and will be on display until November 27th, 2015.

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Photos by Veerle Evens.

Caroline Williamson is Editorial Director of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.