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Yinka Ilori

Types of Happiness, 2019

Mild stainless steel frame covered with glass fibre and resin 320 x 122 x 144 cm each

Please note this piece is undertaking maintenance until further notice, we thank you for your patience.

Types of Happiness is two 10ft high sculptural chairs, highly coloured with a Dutch wax print-like pattern. Designed by British-Nigerian artist Yinka Ilori, they are part of a collection of six chairs, where the artist explores the sixteen different types of happiness, which include pride, strength, excitement, happiness, calmness and determination. Each of the chairs is ascribed a different type, using the same colours, but in different combinations, to impact experience. The two chairs on The Line represent happiness and pride and were designed as part of a brand partnership with LIFEWTR.

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Yinka Ilori (b.1987, London) is a multidisciplinary artist who specialises in storytelling by fusing his British and Nigerian heritage to tell new stories in contemporary design. He studied Furniture and Product Design at London Metropolitan University (2006-09) and began his practice in 2011 up-cycling vintage furniture. More recently, his work has grown in scale to include designs and installations for exhibitions and city spaces, including Happy Street at Nine Elms, The Colour Palace at Dulwich Picture Gallery and Get Up Stand Up at Somerset House (all 2019). He lives and works in London.



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