Yinka Ilori is a London based designer. He specialises in up-cycling vintage furniture, inspired by the traditional Nigerian parables and African fabrics that surrounded him as child. Humorous, provocative and fun, each piece of furniture he creates tells a story.
Bringing Nigerian verbal traditions into playful conversation with contemporary design, Yinka Ilori’s work touches on themes as various as hope, sexuality and social class. Conscious that the parables are as relevant today as ever, Ilori wishes to share his work with people throughout the world.
Ilori is passionately against the unnecessary waste he has seen in European and West African consumer cultures and this drives him to reuse discarded furniture and other found objects. With each custom made piece inspired by a parable, Ilori restores new life and purpose to reclaimed materials. His furniture takes on new meanings depending on how it is used or positioned. Ilori is interested in playing with the relationship between function and form and his work sits between traditional divisions of art and design.
He studied Furniture and Product Design at London Metropolitan University and has since exhibited internationally in solo shows: If Chairs Could Talk, The Shop At Bluebird, September 2015; This is Where It Started, The Whitespace Gallery, Lagos, October, 2014; Yinka Ilori, Just Africa, Stockholm March 2014 and It Started With a Parable, Jaguar Shoes, London in collaboration with London Design Week, December, 2013. And group exhibitions: Home Affairs, Now Gallery, August 2015; Making Africa, Vitra Design Museum, Basel, March, 2015 touring to Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Autumn 2015; Africa Calling, Africa Utopia, Southbank Centre, September 2014; Creative Britain feature stand, British European Design Group, International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), New York May 2012.
Yinka Ilori’s pieces are available to purchase by appointment at his London studio.
Visit the Website: yinkailori.com
Utopia & Utility is where we combine the functional and the fantastical.
Each object we design is handmade and unique, and our signature products are called 'Stacking Vessels'. Utopia & Utility focuses on craft manufacturing, combining function and fantasy in objects that are handmade.
The Stacking Vessels combine several materials and makers in a unique object.
Each piece consists of a set of individual containers, stacked together to create a sculptural vessel shape. Once disassembled each part becomes functional, serving as different bowls and vases.
Visit the Website: www.utopiaandutility.eu
GONG has a range of lighting collection like the Retro one is made of metal, the Bizz collection is made of coton, and the silk one. Fréderic Michel starts his chairs collection and mirors.
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Welcome to the world of Astrid Interior Design Ltd. - a leading London-based interior design showroom/studio which elegantly combines the selling of the affordable furniture made by designers with an art gallery featuring award-winning superflat artist Saru Hoshi of SaruHoshiWorld.
We are dedicated to bringing you classic and timeless ranges of furniture, stunning collections of glassware and home interiors accessories in leather, nickel plate and ceramic alongside an extensive collection of lighting.
Our range is constantly updated with exciting new additions and evolves around our central theme of timeless elegance, whilst our design team in London draw inspiration from the India Jane archive of original Colonial and Classical European collections.
We are sure that you will find many essential new additions to your home.
The first India Jane retail store opened in Hampstead in 1991 followed by Sloane Street in 1992 and the first Kings Road store in 1994. With established roots in Chelsea, we opened on Kensington High Street in 2007 and a second Kings Road store in January 2010. Spreading further afield, Our Richmond store opened in 2011, followed by Bath and Marlow in 2012 & 2015.
Spring 2016 saw the relocation of our Kensington store, moving to a larger premises at 130 Kensington High Street.
From our extensive distribution centre in West London we supply the Interiors retail trade throughout the UK and Ireland and have a network of over 200 stockists who stock a selection of the India Jane range.
Visit the website: www.indiajane.co.uk
Met whilst studying Design Products at the Royal College of Art, and graduating in 2008, Jochem Faudet and Jon Harrison went on to share a studio in East London.
In 2011, after several years of successful collaborations they formed Faudet-Harrison Ltd. Working on a cross section of product, furniture, interior and exhibition design they have already built up an extensive client list including, SCP, Thorsten Van Elten, Dunne and Raby, Habitat and The Design Museum.
Both Faudet and Harrison teach on the (BA) ‘Product and Furniture Design’ course at Kingston University London, Surrey, England.
Jon Harrison is currently Acting Course Director, (BA) ‘Product and Furniture Design’.
Jochem Faudet is a visiting lecturer who teaches on a selection of projects across the 3 levels throughout the academic year.
Visit the website: www.faudet-harrison.com
Barrington London is inspired by the great French decorators of the 1920s.
The stars of the age cultivated and united the best in home grown craftsmanship to create interiors of unprecedented refinement and luxury.
Our specialist agency likewise seeks out British talent across disciplines ranging from decorative lighting to embroidery. We match our partners with the country’s finest designers, and together they accomplish interiors of true excellence and beauty.
Visit the website: www.barrington.london