Meet the Design Ventura 2020 Brief Setter: Yinka Ilori

Posted by Sophie Cunningham on September 02 2020

Design Ventura, Expert, Teacher
Yinka Ilori, photo credit: Andrew Meredith

We are pleased to announce that the Design Ventura 2020 brief setter is artist and designer Yinka Ilori. Watch the brief video below:

Yinka Ilori is well known for his bold designs that use shape and colour to tell stories inspired by his British and Nigerian heritage. Yinka  studied Furniture and Product Design at London Metropolitan University. He started by upcycling furniture before moving on to bigger projects, installations and collaborations.

Thessaly Road Bridge, Happy Street, 2019, Photo Credit: Luke O’Donovan

Recent projects include The Dulwich Picture Gallery Pavilion 2019: The Colour Palace, the Thessaly Road Bridge underpass Happy Street, 2019 (pictured above) and the Project Earth window display for Selfridges, London (pictured below).

‘Project Earth’ Window display for Selfridges, London, 2020. Photo Credit: Studiostagg

Yinka works with a team of architects and designers out of a studio in Nortth West London. You can see Yinka’s top tips for students taking part in Design Ventura in the video below:

We are delighted that Yinka will be one of our expert judges, helping to choose this year’s winning idea, at the Pitching Day in March 2021.