I recently toured Yinka Ilori’s new art mural at the Meta offices in Kings Cross. This week, I continued my exploration into the amazing work of Yinka Ilori’s new exhibition at The Design Museum, Parables For Happiness.

Unlike Yinka’s other projects, this exhibition delves into the inspirations behind his work. You will witness his beginnings in furniture design, focusing on chairs, to his to community driven public installations.

New Exhibition at The Design Museum

This new exhibition displays hundreds of objects. Photographs and models exhibit Ilori’s most recongizable projects, such as set design for the 2021 BRIT Awards. Also included is his Laundrette of Dreams, an installation built from 200,000 pieces of Lego. This installation alone was a HUGE success when it opened with queues around the block to go in.

Personal possessions run through the display. You can see Yinka’s old Marks and Spencer name badge, his painting trousers and objects reflecting his Nigerian heritage. It is a central influence in his work.

Don’t miss Yinka’s boldly designed chair, alongside a number of others selected by Yinka from The Design Museum collection. He is the chairman!

Yinka hopes the display can inspire a new generation of creatives who feel they don’t fit in.

The exhibition coincides with the London Design Festival, and is free to visit now. You can also find Yinka’s work outside the Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge and the Meta offices. Be sure to stop by both for a colourful pick me up.

Design Museum Exhibition details:

Open until the 25th of June 2023.
Exhibition is free entry

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