Domus has teamed up with London-based multi-disciplinary artist and designer Yinka Ilori to create his debut tile collection – Yinka Ilori x Domus. Launching at this year’s Clerkenwell Design Week in London 23 – 25 May 2023, Yinka Ilori x Domus introduces Ilori’s eclectic mood-boosting colour palette and patterns across two new ranges, aiming to encourage playfulness, joy and boundless possibility into surface design and interiors.
Featuring a mix of patterns with rich and soothing colours, the versatile collection encourages individuals and designers to create their own rules. I’m excited to see how people adapt my work in their own personal way.
The Yinka Ilori x Domus tile collection presents a continuation of Ilori’s design work and homeware to date, presenting his vision to evoke optimism through vibrant use of colour in tandem with abstract forms and patterns. Drawing on inspiration from nature and sunlight alongside his British-Nigerian heritage, two ranges Glaze and Screen – capture the dynamic, geometric lines and shapes used across traditional African patterns and architecture.
Glaze – Ceramic Design A vibrant range of handmade glazed ceramic tiles available in 16 joyful colours and five modular shapes, which can be used individually or in a number of combinations. With a smooth gloss finish that reflects light vividly, Glaze adds depth and dimension to surface design, bringing life and freshness into interiors.
Screen – Porcelain design A characterful range of porcelain tiles comprised of four pattern designs, each available in three colourways. Characterised by its vibrant array of abstract, technicolour patterns which are screen printed by hand onto an industrial porcelain base, Screen injects vivid colour and dynamic geometries into interiors.
Artisanal & Industrial Fusing artisanal craftsmanship with industrial technology, both Yinka Ilori x Domus ranges are made in Portugal, lending the tiles a distinctive aesthetic and bringing a beautifully rich character to Ilori’s work.
Endless design possibilities Designed to enable countless combinations, the versatile nature of the modular geometric shapes, range of colours and dynamic patterns allow endless possibilities for creating unique tile design schemes. Through mixing colours and shapes, Ilori’s tile collection encourages experimentation, play and discovery through surface design.
Design Installation at Clerkenwell Design Week (23–25 May) To launch the collection, Yinka Ilori will present a window display installation in his characteristic style, demonstrating the creative potential of the new collection across both new ranges. The installation will open at Domus Clerkenwell, 23 – 25 Great Sutton Street, London EC1M 5PU during Clerkenwell Design Week on Tuesday 23 May.
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