Yinka Ilori earned his bachelor’s degree in Furniture and Product Design from London Metropolitan University. During these years he started a few of his own projects. One project, entitled “Art Chair”, involved finding two old chairs and combining them to make one piece. He began by separating the components of the chairs and reconstructing them to include two original elements into one piece. From 2013, Nigerian parables became Yinka’s main source of inspiration. Yinka wants to communicate with people through parables with his art. He says, “I think it is important for me to use these parables to teach others about my culture. It is quite interesting to share these parables with people from different backgrounds.”
For Yinka, a chair is a powerful object for the artist and can also symbolize social cues.