Yemi Awosile

MA work

This body of work is dedicated to material development. My approach to designing textiles is experimental and applicable to both the body and space.

The central focus for this project is to explore new possibilities for cork through good design and function. It is largely inspired by the colours of Lisbon, and a research trip to the heartland of cork production (Alentejo, South Central Portugal).

This collection is a playful 'pick and mix' of materials and innovative surface treatments.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2008

    Specialism

    Mixed media

  • This body of work is dedicated to material development. My approach to designing textiles is experimental and applicable to both the body and space.

    The central focus for this project is to explore new possibilities for cork through good design and function. It is largely inspired by the colours of Lisbon, and a research trip to the heartland of cork production (Alentejo, South Central Portugal).

    This collection is a playful 'pick and mix' of materials and innovative surface treatments.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Textile Design, Chelsea College of Art and Design, 2006
  • Experience

  • Assembled Chandelier designed by Zaha Hadid, Established and Sons for Zaha Hadid, London, 2006; Showroom Assistant, Paul Smith, London, 2005; Artist Assistant, John Harwood Design, London, 2005; Studio Assistant, Catherine Tough Knitted Textiles, London, 2006-7
  • Exhibitions

  • New Designers, Business Design Centre, London, 2006; Indigo, Premier Vision, Paris, 2004; The London Look, Museum of London, London, 2004; Global Cities (Collaboration with British architect Nigel Coates), Tate Modern, London, 2007
  • Awards

  • First Prize, Marianne Straub Travel Prize, 2007; John Cass Foundation Scholarship, 2006; Joint First Prize, Dutch Design Cork Event, 2008