Creatives cocoon, a mentoring program by Nigerian Furniture and Lifestyle Brand, Taeillo has just announced it’s shortlisted designers.

The program which was launched in October 2018, seeks to help refine upcoming design talent within the areas of furniture, textile and lighting design. The shortlisted designers are Temilola Oyenuga, who will be mentored by Papa Omotayo and Olorunfemi Adewuyi, who will mentored by Aramide Akinosho. Read more on the designers below,

About Temilola

Temilola Oyenuga is an Architect, an Interior designer with a flair for fine arts. She started her design journey in the year 2011, when she got her first job experience as an intern in an Architecture and Interior design consulting firm.

Intrigued with developing creative design solutions to environmental challenges, she was motivated to pursue a B.Sc. degree in Architecture in Covenant University, Ota, in 2012, and subsequently an M.Sc. degree also in Architecture in 2016. During this period, she also acquired a certification in Managing Projects with Microsoft Project.

On completion of her B.Sc. program with a First Class Degree, she was awarded the 2016 FAN (Female Architects of Nigeria) BEST STUDENT AWARD’ in Nigeria. Currently, she is an Interior Designer with Spazio Ideale Interior Designers where she gets to passionately design interior spaces, and furniture and lighting pieces therein. Temilola Oyenuga aspires to be a Product Designer that makes great impact in the world. She currently lives in Oke-Afa, Ejigbo, Lagos, Nigeria.

Her Design Statement

Great design makes the world a better place, and it involves touching lives. Design in every spectrum, should focus on empathy and functionality. This focus on the experience of the users with the design and make it both pleasing to the eyes and the body while performing its essential function. Good design has the characteristics to easily evolve and be kept in pace with the changes in the society and the environment. Design should be simple and stripped to its basic essence, that is, good design appears less designed. Design should also not just be considered as commerce but a part of culture; good design speaks to the soul and way of life of its users.

Her Expectations

Her expectations from the mentorship programme are:

  • Provision of advice and guidance as well as the sharing of experience of both failures
    and successes.
  • Provision of information and knowledge and a good atmosphere to learn.
  • Provision of constructive feedback and ways of improvement.
  • Helping to develop better skills, capabilities and strategies through observation,
    assessment and role modelling.
  • A mentor to help be a sounding board for ideas.
  • Provision of on-going support and encouragement.
  • Stimulation of my personal and career growth.
  • Provision of contacts and networks to further my personal and career development.

About Olorunfemi

Olorunfemi Adewuyi, age 22, is currently a master of architecture student at covenant university. When he’s not day dreaming about whole building concepts, he’s dreaming of the products that make up the space in them.

His design statement

  • Context guides concept.
  • Optimum function of a product is a necessity (can be achieved through adaptability)
  • Functionality and symbolism “question everything thought possible” as posited by Eileen gray.

His expectations

His expectations from the mentorship program are;

  • To be guided on how to produce more contextual furniture designs
  • To realize the designs (construction)
  • To be able to showcase his furniture pieces

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