INSPIRED: Yinka Ilori in conversation with Priya Khanchandani
19:00 - 21:00
Doors open at 19:00 for refreshments and talk starts at 19:30 on the dot!
You've seen his work all across London, reminding us that 'Love Always Wins' and that 'Betters Days are Coming, I Promise'. It's the most in-demand designer and artist of the year, Yinka Ilori MBE.
Yinka Ilori is a London based multidisciplinary artist of a British-Nigerian heritage, who specialises in storytelling by fusing his British and Nigerian heritage to tell new stories in contemporary design. He began his practice in 2011 up-cycling vintage furniture, inspired by the traditional Nigerian parables and West African fabrics that surrounded him as a child.
Humorous, provocative and fun, each piece of furniture he creates tells a story, bringing Nigerian verbal traditions into playful conversation with contemporary design.
Joining him is highly-accomplished writer, curator and commentator Priya Khanchandani. Alongside her role as Head of CUratorial and Interpretation at the Design Museum, Priya has contributed to outlets such as Frieze, The White Review, Disegno and more.
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