A truly vibrant and joyful accent for your couch or bed, this throw blanket was designed by Yinka Ilori. Made in Portugal from 100% cotton, it features patterns inspired by West African textiles. The Yinka Ilori Cotton Throw Blanket measures 50l x 70.5"w. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low.
Yinka Ilori is a London-based multidisciplinary artist who specializes in fusing his British and Nigerian heritage to tell new stories in contemporary design.
Size50l x 70"w
Year of Design2023
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“For this collection, I’ve drawn inspiration from flowers and florals,” explains Ilori. “To me, giving flowers represents love, care and affection. I wanted to translate the act of sharing love around the table into the floral motifs on the plates and bowls.”
“I envision my designs becoming treasured objects in people’s homes that they can grow with over time,” says Ilori. “Plates, bowls and tableware are vessels for creating joyful memories with friends and family around shared meals. I hope they feel that objects have become part of their family and everyday rituals.”
“Growing up in Ghana, I’ve always been around color—Africa is quite colorful. People walk down the road wearing clashing colors and clashing prints. It’s that juxtaposition of varied colors that I find a lot of inspiration from. Also, it’s sunny throughout the year in Ghana, so the colors are very bright. If you wear black in Ghana, everybody thinks you’re going to a funeral.”
Yinka Ilori is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer whose bold visual language draws on this British-Nigerian heritage to tell new stories through contemporary design. Ilori believes that art and design should be accessible to all. Humorous and playful, his designs evoke a sense of joy and optimism.Shop All Yinka Ilori
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