Yinka Ilori named as one of 12 artists shaping the world

The London Met design alumnus adds another accolade to an already successful year.

Date: 18 October 2021

The New York Times Style magazine has recently named London Met alumnus Yinka Ilori as one of 12 artists currently shaping the creative world, bringing a singular perspective and devotion to their work.

This latest achievement for Yinka, who studied Furniture and Product Design BA at London Met, comes off the back of an incredible year for the young designer. Since being named in the 2021 New Year’s Honours list, Yinka was on the judging panel for The Queen’s Jubilee emblem; he became the first guest editor for It’s Nice Thattransformed the city’s pedestrian crossings for the London Design Festival; and designed Canary Wharf's first-ever basketball court. 

Yinka, of British-Nigerian heritage, specialises in storytelling by fusing his British and Nigerian heritage to tell new stories in contemporary design. He first joined London Met on its Art and Design Foundation course.