NAME TO WATCH ACCORDING TO SIR DAVID ADJAYE YINKA ILORI
Architect Sir David Adjaye was awarded the Panerai London Design Medal for his ‘outstanding contribution to design’ at last year’s London Design Festival and was knighted for services to architecture in the new year. He tells us why designer Yinka Ilori ( below) is one to watch (adjaye.com).
‘Yinka’s work tells a playful, humorous story,’
says Adjaye, ‘but look beneath and there’s a real richness and depth.’ Londonbased designer Ilori’s work is inspired by the African prints and the tales that he grew up with. Whether he’s working on furniture or installations, Ilori’s work sings with colour, energy and a tongue-in-cheek narrative on Nigerian traditions and modern day culture. During London Design Festival (16–24 September) visit his patternfilled playground ( below) outside of Citizen M hotel in Shoreditch and the ‘A Large Chair Doesn’t Make a King’ installation at The Africa Centre (yinkailori.com).