Q&A: How British-Nigerian Designer Yinka Ilori Uses Color to Celebrate His Heritage

Q&A: How British-Nigerian Designer Yinka Ilori Uses Color to Celebrate His Heritage

By Mandi Keighran
Yinka Ilori tells us about his passion for color, how public spaces can bring communities together, and why his parents are his biggest inspiration.

It’s easy to spot the work of British-Nigerian designer Yinka Ilori. Whether he’s designing a chair or a building, he lavishly applies bold swathes of color to create his eye-popping signature patterns, which are inspired by the West African fabrics that surrounded him as he grew up.

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