“I don’t want to be seen as the guy that just slaps a bit of colour on” says Yinka Ilori

Yinka Ilori‘s bold, colourful style can be seen all over London this summer, but the designer tells Dezeen there’s a lot more to him than bright graphics. London-based Ilori, 32, made a name for himself with his characterful chairs, which he creates by upcycling various pieces of unwanted old furniture, and adding colours and textiles […]

Yinka Ilori transforms “forbidding” London bridge into Happy Street installation

Bright patterned panels envelop this south London railway bridge, which designer Yinka Ilori has revived as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture. Named Happy Street, the permanent installation is located on Thessaly Road – a key route between Wandsworth Road and Nine Elms Lane that was previously a “forbidding environment”. The installation, which […]

Explore The Colour Palace by Yinka Ilori and Pricegore in 360-degree video

[embedded content] Take a look inside The Colour Palace, a brightly patterned pavilion by designer Yinka Ilori and architecture studio Pricegore, in this 360-degree video filmed by Dezeen. Ilori teamed up with Pricegore to install the temporary building on the lawn of Dulwich Picture Gallery in south London, as part of the London Festival of Architecture. […]

Yinka Ilori covers adult playground in Pinterest’s most pinned colours at Cannes Lions

Designer Yinka Ilori invites visitors to the Cannes Lions festival to “tap into their inner child” at his colourful, geometric-patterned playground installation for Pinterest. Ilori created the Playland installation, which includes a roundabout and see-saw, for this year’s annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, in the south of France. Created as part of social media […]

Yinka Ilori designs Somerset House show celebrating 50 years of black creativity

Designer Yinka Ilori has used his signature colourful and graphic style to create the exhibition design for Get Up, Stand Up Now, a show celebrating half a century of black creativity in the UK. Ilori‘s design sees the neoclassical rooms of Somerset House in London transformed with bold shades, as a backdrop for art, photography, […]

Yinka Ilori and Pricegore unveil The Colour Palace at London Festival of Architecture

Designer Yinka Ilori has teamed up with architecture studio Pricegore on a multicoloured pavilion installed outside Dulwich Picture Gallery in London. The Colour Palace, which opens to the public tomorrow, will host a variety of events over the next month as part of the London Festival of Architecture. Ilori and Pricegore designed both the form of […]

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