Ilé Ilà (translated “House of Lines”) was started by Tosin Oshinowo a Nigerian architect in 2017 to celebrate her native Yoruba culture. It is a lifestyle furniture-line designed and hand-made in Lagos, Nigeria.
The collection of furniture and accessories is made mostly with aso-oke. Aso-oke is a loom woven fabric made mostly by the Yoruba of Southern Nigeria. The woven strips are typically sewn together to make clothing worn at special occasions such as weddings, festivals, coronations and so on. It is pretty special.
In this collection, the woven textile takes on the role of upholstery fabric.The resulting pieces are modern and vibrant. Aso-Oke gloriously doing what it does best.