Cass alumnus wins prestigious Dulwich Pavilion competition

Yinka Ilori wins the Dulwich Pavilion competition organised by the London Festival of Architecture.

Date: 30 July 2018

A design by Cass Furniture alumnus Yinka Ilori has won the 2019 Dulwich Pavilion competition organised by the London Festival of Architecture.
 
Working in collaboration with the Pricegore studio, London-based designer Yinka Ilori specialises in the imaginative upcycling of vintage furniture. Inspired by the African influences of his childhood, Yinka’s pieces span the divisions between art and design while sparking a conversation about social norms and consumer culture.
 
Christopher Emmett, Head of Design at The Cass, said: "The Furniture and Product Design team at the Cass are delighted to hear of yet another success for our alumnus Yinka Ilori. He has had a steady stream of success and public attention since graduating and is a wonderful example of the diverse, adventurous, collaborative and socially engaged approach to furniture and product design that we strive to develop in our students. We consider the field of furniture and product to encompass a huge range of opportunities for designers with the skills and sensibilities we foster, as can be seen here in Yinka's collaboration on an architectural project."

Six designs were shortlisted. for the second Dulwich Pavilion, a temporary outdoor structure which will be open to the public throughout summer 2019 and the result of a design competition organised by the London Festival of Architecture in partnership with Dulwich Picture Gallery.

Models and visualisations by the six emerging architecture practices, which include Architecture alumnus-led practice Casswell Banks, were on display at the Gallery until 22 July 2018, in full view of Sir John Soane’s architectural masterpiece. Visitors to the free exhibition were invited to explore the concepts and vote for their favourite design throughout June. The public vote was combined with the panel’s votes to select Yinka's as the winning design.