Monocle on Design

Meeting Yinka Ilori

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14 August 2018

Episode 357

30 minutes


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We grab a seat with London-based furniture designer Yinka Ilori, plus consider the costs of keeping age-old buildings in good nick. Josh Fehnert also counts down the design headlines with writer Christopher Beanland.

14 August 2018

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Chapter 1

Yinka Ilori

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Furniture designer Yinka Ilori’s work riffs on his Nigerian heritage but also plays with colours, textures and even the idea that imperfection can be a blessing.

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How do you preserve iconic buildings?

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Preservation can be a tricky topic and questions of what to maintain, adapt or demolish can quickly boil over into heated debate. Monocle's Ben Rylan reports.

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Design digest with Christopher Beanland

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From Berlin to Birmingham, the design stories catching our attention.

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