Design Salon with Yinka Ilori, Ruth Ossai, Lakwena, Wale Adeyemi and Terence Sambo




Talk / Seminar

Design Salon, NOW Gallery:
Musings from designers and creatives defining London's multicultural landscape.
NOW Gallery, Yinka Ilori + guests lead a public conversation on how collaboration and culture can influence new ideas in Design. Talk moderated by Helen Jennings and live music by Ojerime.

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

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 and experience Camille Walala's interactive maze, WALALA X PLAY, 14th July- 24th September.

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.

How can cultural institutions and creative platforms empower a melting pot of creative talent to foster new ideas and accurately reflect a shared identity?
Yinka 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?

Music by Ojerime and a special late view of WALALA X PLAY.


NOW Gallery

NOW Gallery is a new public exhibition space for contemporary art, fashion, photography and design on Greenwich Peninsula. A permanent, free gallery which features work from established and emerging artists, designers and other creative practitioners. The importance of connecting to the locality and introducing more interactive design and art work to the seven meter high space is a key element of the gallery’s philosophy, plus commissioning new art and design which features within the built environment of the Peninsula and have realised ambitious site-specific commissions including Empathy Museum, Milkshake Tree and Bullet from a shooting star for Greenwich Peninsula.

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