Yinka Ilori MBE is a multi-talented artist and designer whose creations span across architecture, interior design, graphic design, textile design, sculpture, and furniture design.
With a focus on storytelling through design, Ilori’s work often draws inspiration from his British-Nigerian heritage. His bold and vivid use of color, as well as his playful designs for furniture and public spaces, have garnered him recognition as one of the “12 Talents Shaping the Design World” by The New York Times Style Magazine.
Ilori’s approach to design incorporates Nigerian parables and verbal traditions, resulting in projects that touch on a variety of themes that resonate with a global audience. He believes that art and design should be accessible to all and aims to create projects that evoke joy, positivity, and a sense of community.
His studio consists of a team of color-obsessed architects and designers who are capable of taking on large-scale architectural and interior design projects. Ilori’s work blurs the line between art and design, experimenting with the relationship between function and form. Through his designs, Ilori encourages audiences to engage and participate in their surroundings, making a positive impact on society.
In 2022, Yinka painted his largest wall mural to date on the lobby wall of Meta’s King’s Cross Offices in London.
I like the idea of turning something that we normally don’t pay much attention to in the home into something artistic, a statement piece that has a narrative behind it