Traditional Yoruba Adire Inspires The Blue Cloth Interior installation by Distill 2710 for the 1:54 African Art Fair Lounge in London

Tola Ojuolape founder of Distill 2710 designed and curated the blue cloth as an immersive space inspired by the unique colours in Yoruba adire cloth in a contemporary manner.

Interior Design
Distill 2710
Joiner
AV Design Arch
Photography
Olgha Kott
Food and Beverage Consultant
Chukus Nigerian Tapa's

Multidisciplinary design studio Distill 2710 presents: Blue Cloth at 2019’s edition of the 1-54 African Art fair Lounge at Somerset House, London.

1-54 Art fair is the premiere art fair dedicated to the promotion of African Art in London. Tola Ojuolape founder of Distill 2710 designed and curated a pop up interior space for gathering, community collaboration & recharging in the midst of the fair. It serves as an immersive space showcasing & displaying blue & indigo hues inspired by the unique colours in Yoruba adire cloth in a contemporary manner.

Distill designed the interior and full branding design for the pop up and also collaborated with Nigerian Tapa’s brand Chuku’s for a unique street food experience for the duration of the fair.

Distill looked to the craftsmanship of cloth as a backdrop and source of inspiration with influences from the works of Nigerian Art Pioneer & Artist Chief Nike Okundaye. The tradition of using indigo for dyeing cloth is thought to be at least a thousand years old in West Africa. For this edition, we are also supported by leading furniture brands such as Verpan, Fritz Hansen & La Palma as well as Established & sons to enhance collaboration and accentuate the beauty and uniqueness of African art in Diaspora.

Blue cloth for 1:54 forms part Distill 2710’s ethos on collaboration, burgeoning interest and multidisciplinary approach to design across interiors, furniture and branding design.