|Yemi Awosile is a designer living and working in London, producing materials and textiles for objects and spaces. Her practice is driven by industry-led research, special commissions and collaboration across a range of disciplines within manufacturing, design and the visual arts.
After graduating the Royal College of Art in Textiles Design in 2008, Yemi set up an independent studio specialising in textiles and material finishes. Her personal interest lies in investigating the aesthetic and functional values of materials in relation to people and spaces. An example includes a new body of work recently exhibited for UNESCO's Bark Cloth in Manufacturing Architecture, Arts and Design. She has also worked extensively studying materials and activities within the cork industry.
She recently founded a studio practice called W+ to develop projects which promote dialogue across disciplinary borders, creating a platform for education and design, testing new possibilities within materials and textiles. A key part of this practice involves multi-disciplinary collaboration.
Her work has been published in Wonderwood by Barbara Glasner, Material Matters: New Materials in Design by Zoe Laughlin and Transmaterial 3 by Blaine Brownell.
To see Yemi's design journey, visit her MoDA project page. You can also see more of her work on www.yemiawosile.co.uk.