Opening Night: ThisIsWhereItStarted by Yinka Ilori

We had the pleasure of hosting the private viewing of #ThisIsWhereItStarted ¬†a solo installation by Yinka Ilori. The installation was held at ‘a whitespace on 23.10.14 in collaboration with A Whitespace Creative Agency and supported by British Council and Arts Council England.

The night brought together oral traditions in the form of Yoruba parables which where spoken using Yourba talking drum, all of which where translated into individual pieces of reworked vintage furniture ready for use.

Using vintage furniture and traditional stories from his childhood, Yinka creates these conceptual mordernist pieces that are vibrant, colourful and useful.

We were very happy to work with Yinka and also excited to hear that he is looking to do more work in Nigeria. The future is bright for this talented designer who has also showcased his work in New York, London,  Stockholm and Berlin.

The installation will be at ‘a whitespace from 24.10.14 to 28.10.14 and will move to Lagos Fashion and Design Week Show Room from 29.10.14 to 30.10.14.

If you are interested in any of the pieces in his collections contact us.

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