Yinka Ilori and NOW Gallery lead a public conversation on how collaboration and culture can influence new ideas in Design

Design Salon with Yinka Ilori

Musings from designers and creatives defining London’s multicultural landscape.

Leading practitioners in photography, fashion, art and design will take a seat at a specially designed table to discuss multiculturalism’s influence on London’s unique design DNA.  You are invited to join the discussion.

How can cultural institutions and creative platforms empower a melting pot of creative talent to foster new ideas and accurately reflect a shared identity? Ilori is commissioned to create a new series of chairs for Salon and will also present Not all that Glitters is Gold; an installation that invites the audience to choose a seat instinctively. These chairs aren’t what they seem- who will choose aesthetics, comfort or functionality?

LIVE Music by Ojerime and a special late view of Walala x Play with a gallery talk by Camille Walala.
DJs Reprezent FM.
Drinks and Nigerian Tapas Chukus London.

Panellists:

Wale Adeyemi, Fashion designer, CEO B-Side.

Lakwena, Artist and muralist whose clients include Adidas, ASOS, Clinique, Converse, Diesel, H&M and Longchamp to name a few.

Ruth Ossai, Photographer who captures narratives from Nigeria and the African diaspora.

Terence Sambo, Casting Director, Stylist & Fashion Editor at PAUSE Mag.

Yinka Ilori, London based designer. He specialises in up-cycling vintage furniture, inspired by the traditional Nigerian parables and African fabrics that surrounded him as child.

Moderated by Helen Jennings, Editorial director and co-founder of Nataal, the new global media brand celebrating contemporary African fashion, arts and culture.

6 – 10pm
RSVP info@nowgallery.co.uk