Alumnus Yinka Ilori named London's most influential visual designer.
Date: 02 November 2018
Yinka Ilori, a Cass Furniture alumnus and London-based designer, has been named the most influential visual designer in London by the Evening Standard.
The Evening Standard ranking of visual designers was released as part of ‘The Progress’, a list of people working in London that the Standard’s panel deem to have made a significant contribution to their profession throughout the year.
This latest achievement for Yinka comes shortly after his success at the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) where he won two competitions this past year; the 2019 Dulwich Pavilion competition this past July; and the LFA’s Thessaly Road Railway Bridge competition, which called on creatives to submit their designs for transforming Thessaly Road into a main transport route for the public.
Yinka is now well-known for his brightly coloured and imaginative design style and for ‘upcycling’ discarded chairs taken from London’s streets, skips and charity shops. His designs are inspired by the Nigerian folk stories that surrounded him as a child.
Yinka is not the first London Metropolitan University alumnus to be featured on ‘The Progress’ list. Last year, alumnus Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London, took the top spot, being named the most influential person in London.
Latest news from The CassView all
Practitioners with links to The Cass make Stirling Award shortlist
Current and former Cass staff involved in innovative projects have been shortlisted for British architecture's most coveted prize.
Festival: Watch out for Nocturnal Creatures at The Cass
Saturday 20 July 2019
Artist Abigail Reynolds to create a multimedia installation in The Wash Houses for the Whitechapel Gallery’s Noctural Creatures festival.
More Than Matter - David Skingle
16-20 July 2019
Exhibition of work by the late David Skingle, artist and former Head of Printmaking at The Cass, opens in Gloucestershire
The Cass at the Interior Educators Summer Show
11 to 13 July 2019
Cass Interiors students exhibit as part of the Interior Educators (IE) Summer Show at the Old Truman Brewery.
Student architects showcase work at Blueprint for the Future
9-11 July 2019
Annual public event showcases the most exciting and innovative work from students at the UK’s leading architecture schools.
Acclaimed choir formed at The Cass presents: Le marteau sans maître
Saturday 6 July from 6.30pm
Musarc, the choir established at The Cass, present Le marteau sans maître their third ‘folk meet on a midsummer day until dusk‘ at the former Whitechapel Bell Foundry.
World Illustration Awards success for Cass tutor
Cass Architecture tutor Anna Mill wins prestigious annual prize for her work on graphic novel Square Eyes.
Architecture graduate wins prestigious scholarship
Merethe Granhus named among 2019 Jonathan Speirs Scholarship Fund winners.
Cass group wins top prize at UK's leading student photography showcase
As well as claiming the prize as part of The Cass collective student Angela Blažanović claims top individual prize.
Cass alumna presents new exhibition at The Scottish Gallery
Juliette Bigley uses base and precious metals to explore how we experience our emotional and physical place in the world
Exhibition: Shifting Stances
1 July - 2 December 2019
Cass lecturer curates exhibition in Italy exploring themes of identity and social change, and featuring work by several photographers who teach at The Cass.
Guardian select work by Cass student among exhibition favourites
Angela Blažanović’s, which piece reimagines the lost stories of discarded objects found along the River Thames, is part of Free Range 2019.
Exhibition: The Photographic Dog Show
20-23 June 2019
Cass tutors among exhibiting artists at Battersea Dog fundraising exhibition.
Hip Hip I'm Gay! Cass alumna's new show to start national tour
Theatre and Performance graduate Ashleigh Owen's comedy cabaret 'Hip Hip I'm Gay!' opens at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 21 June before embarking on a national tour.