Ilé Ilà (translated “House of Lines”) was created by Tosin Oshinowo in 2017 to celebrate her native Yoruba culture. It is a lifestyle furniture line designed and hand-made in Lagos, Nigeria.
Ilé Ilà designs period-conscious furniture with contemporary African content, hand-made with love.
Lifestyle & Furniture Design Brand
Store: @ile.ila (Online but still we couldn’t resist)
Ironically, head designer, Tosin Oshinowo– who is also an architect, preferred aesthetic is minimalist, and uses mute colours. However, her expression through her furniture is a bright explosion of colour. A visit to the Ilé Ilà store will leave you feeling as if you just touched the ends of a rainbow.
Also, the lifestyle label tells history in a unique manner, through its core range of furniture. Cultural identity is paramount to Ilé Ilà. At ilé-Ilà, each chair is named based on key elements of Yoruba tradition. For example, Àràbà – aged tree, Òkín – the majestic peacock or Alààfíà – peace on this house. Each uniquely designed piece is a proud celebration.
By: Joan K. Vincent-Otiono