During the 6-week exhibition, coinciding with London Design Festival and in his first presentation of new work since Milan Design Week, Yinka Ilori adds pieces to his collection by using a combination of vintage modernist furniture and traditional stories from his childhood, creating one-off pieces inspired by traditional Nigerian parables and story-telling, creating meaningful yet humorous furniture designs. You can join Yinka at The Old Shoreditch Station for live up-cycling sessions, using pieces donated by JaguarShoes and vintage modernist furniture from across East London, working in all three spaces, the building itself having been renovated and up-cycled by its owners JaguarShoes Collective.
Furniture designer Yinka Ilori presents ‘It started with a parable’, a solo installation in collaboration with Look Like Love. Yinka uses traditional Nigerian parables to create meaningful_yet humorous, up-cycled furniture, which has been donated by the JaguarShoes Collective. Yinka Ilori ‘It started with a parable’ 1 Kingsland Rd E2 8AA 12th Sept-24th Nov Mon-Tues 8am-11pm Wed-Fri 8am-1am Sat 10am-1am Sun 10am-11pm Late event Tues 17th until 11pm http://www.jaguarshoes.com
AFROBUZZ : Parables Come Alive With Yinka We head down to Yinka Ilori’s furniture exhibition ‘It Started With A Parable’. – See more at: http://www.voxafrica.co.uk/afrobuzz/video/?v=0_almi1475#sthash.YietNiLt.dpuf
Time Out says Thu Aug 15 2013 Yinka Ilori, a young furniture designer who re-works old pieces to give them a fresh spin, is showing a solo exhibit at the Old Shoreditch Station. The installation, called ‘It Started With A Parable’, uses Nigerian stories to re-imagine furniture with a sense of humour. The exhibit is co-curated by Look Like Love, an organization that nurtures young designers, and Jaguarshoes Collective has donated all of their furniture so Ilori will demonstrate live how he up-cycles tired pieces. And if you’re not the crafty type to re-work your own furniture, the original Ilori works will be also be up for sale.