Talk Auditorium

Design Luminaries: Yinka Ilori in conversation

London-based multi-disciplinary artist and designer Yinka Ilori in conversation with the Design Museum's Head of Curatorial, Priya Khanchandani.

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What to expect

Join us for the first event in our new series of conversations with eminent and inspirational designers, live streamed to partner Higher Education Institutes across the UK.

Yinka Ilori’s bold visual aesthetic draws on his British-Nigerian heritage and injects vivid colour and dynamic geometries into projects as diverse as architecture, furniture, and fashion.

Ilori’s work represents a commitment to design that promotes joyful optimism and advocates for the next generation. Reflecting on the projects highlighted in his display, Ilori and Khanchandani unpack Ilori’s distinctive visual identity. Discussing the relationship between form and function, art and design, the pair explore methods for inspiring creativity and hope.

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Yinka Illori

Ilori is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer whose visual language draws on his British Nigerian heritage to convey narratives through contemporary design. His work is underpinned by the belief that art and design should be accessible to all. Ilori’s projects demonstrate how design can bring together communities and have a positive impact on society.

Priya Khanchandani

Khanchandani is a writer, curator and commentator based in London. She is the Head of Curatorial at the Design Museum and a Trustee of the Hepworth Wakefield. She has worked across arts institutions and design journalism for the past decade, following degrees from Cambridge University and the Royal College of Art and an earlier career as a lawyer.

Booking information

Adult: £12
Student/Concession: £10
Members: £9

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Visit our terms & conditions page for further information.

Join us exclusively in person from the Design Museum’s Auditorium, or if you are a Higher Education Institution, this talk can be live-streamed to a student audience, as supported by the Emerging Designer Access Fund.

A limited number of free tickets are available through our Emerging Designers Access Scheme. If you are an emerging designer and facing financial barriers to attend, please register here.

Please note: Tickets are sold out.

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Delve into the colourful world of artist and designer Yinka Ilori in this display that celebrates a unique mix of cultural influences and unpacks the ingredients of a diasporic visual language.

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Background image: Colour Palace by Yinka Illori.