Artist — Series 1 — Yinka Ilori

Series 1

Yinka Ilori


Yinka Ilori is a London-based designer who upcycles vintage furniture inspired by the traditional Nigerian parables and African fabrics from his childhood. He believes that art is a narrative and colour is a language that spread the story of his Nigerian heritage and culture. With each custom-made piece inspired by a parable, Ilori restores new life and purpose to reclaimed materials.


  • Design Salon with Yinka Ilori, Now Gallery, London, UK 2017
  • Belong. Here. Now., AirBnb x Design Miami, Miami, USA 2015
  • This Is Where It Started, A Whitespace Gallery, Lagos, Nigeria 2014

My art is storytelling. Storytelling through furniture.

Yinka Ilori