London Design Festival 16 – 23 September

Yinka Ilori creates immersive experience at The Africa Centre

British-Nigerian designer Yinka Ilori will launch a specially commissioned installation for the Africa Centre during London Design Festival, September 16 – 23, 2017.

The project called ‘A large Chair doesn’t make a King’ is an immersive installation that invites the audience to take a seat at one of four chairs mounted on stairs. On sitting, the participant will be treated to a parable representing the narrative of life. “The installation invites you to leave your ego at the door,” says Ilori. “It seeks to remind you that regardless of how successful you have been in life we all share the common link of humanity.”

The designer, who specializes in up-cycling vintage furniture and has exhibited at the Vitra Design Museum, the Southbank Centre and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, has previously worked with the Africa Centre on designing their co-working hub. As a partner of London Design Festival, The Africa Centre will also host a series of workshops, film screenings and Afrobeat DJ nights. It is the first time the Africa Centre has been involved in the London Design Festival and its 15-year history.