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Yinka Ilori

London Artist Turns Discarded Furniture into Colorful, Upcycled Chairs

Each chair has its own narrative that draws inspiration from the traditional parables from his Nigerian roots and African textiles.

Drawing inspiration from his Nigerian roots and the colors and patterns of African textiles, London artist Yinka Ilori creates one-of-a-kind chairs from discarded furniture found at local dump sites, junk sites and the side of the road.

Ilori's works of art will be displayed in his "A Swimming Pool of Dreams" installation at the London Design Festival later this month.

Azure Magazine has more:

Yinka Ilori loves to tell a story, though his medium may be a little unorthodox. To weave his tales, he first heads to the streets, finding discarded furniture in dump sites, junk shops and even on the side of the road.

Back at his studio, he reimagines his finds into one-of-a-kind chairs, each with their own narrative that draws inspiration from both the traditional parables from his Nigerian roots and the bold colours and patterns of African textiles. This artistic upcycling is also a statement against what he considers unnecessary waste in consumer cultures.

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