Yinka Ilori Debuts a Bold + Juicy Homewares Collection

12.15.20 | By
Yinka Ilori Debuts a Bold + Juicy Homewares Collection

London-based multidisciplinary artist Yinka Ilori has launched his debut homewares collection, and it’s overflowing with juicy saturated colors and geometrically bold patterns. Of British-Nigerian descent, Ilori uses his heritage to tell stories through contemporary design. Every project has an air of fun and joy about it, bringing Nigerian verbal tradition into the conversation and touching on global themes that are sure to resonate with audiences the world over.


My first homeware collection is a continuation of design work inspired by my own British Nigerian heritage and childhood. It’s a colorful celebration of two cultures expressed through abstract, technicolor pattern and contemporary craft. Unexpected, functional household items – that evoke memories from my own upbringing – have been reworked as colorful artworks. Each has their own narrative and back-story, meant to instill a sense of optimism and joy, to act in their own small way as a distraction to the dark times that we’re facing this year.


Jacquard Cushion Covers


Jacquard Cushion Cover

table setting

serving tray

Melamine Tray

Enamel Mug


dinner plate

Stoneware Dinner Plate

serving bowl

Stoneware Serving Bowl




table with tablecloth

Jacquard Tablecloth

tea towels

Jacquard Tea Towels


Tibetan Wool Rug

Learn more about YInka Ilori’s debut homewares collection at

Photos by Andy Stagg.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.