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.
Learn more about YInka Ilori’s debut homewares collection at shop.yinkailori.com.
Photos by Andy Stagg.