Tosin Oshinowo established ‘Ilé-Ilà’ in 2018, creating it to be a lifestyle furniture line designed and handmade in Lagos, Nigeria. As an architect, her natural affinity towards product design led her to creating period-conscious furniture with contemporary African content.
Oshinowo’s yoruba decent had a profound influence on her furniture line, particularly with the ‘Àdùnní’ chairs. Nigerian teak wood is used as the chair structure and is upholstered in two styles of the indigenous Yoruba textile Asò-oké; the front bears Asò-oké Gboro-gidi (solid) and behind Asòoké Onja-wú ati iho (perforated).
Ultimately, her work provides an insight to traditional african aesthetics through a minimalist elegance.