EVA SONAIKE POUFS AND AFRICAN PRINT PILLOW CASES
Eva Sonaike infuses the world of textiles with her colorful soft furnishings and luxury home textiles, including African print pillow cases, poufs, lampshades, fabrics and wallpapers. Born in Germany to Nigerian parents, Sonaike created her eponymous line to bring “the vibrancy of African colours and aesthetics to the luxury home decor and accessories market”.
BUILDING A DESIGN BRAND
When Sonaike pivoted into design from a career in journalism, she was armed with a MA in Fashion Journalism from the London College of Fashion where she specialized in contemporary African fashion and textiles.
The brand was founded during Eva’s maternity leave. She began to design her own couch cushions while redecorating her apartment and quickly discovered her knack for interior design. Once a few more cushions were redesigned, she began producing them through a local manufacturer and launched the company in 2009.
Soon after its launch, Eva Sonaike garnered tremendous interest for her textiles and African print pillow cases. Within a year her line was carried in some of London’s top department stores, including Selfridges, Liberty, and Fenwick of Bond. Her designs have been featured in Essence, House Beautiful, and Architectural Digest.
Eva Sonaike specializes in luxury home textiles and soft furnishings, including African print pillow cases and pouf seating, with an elegant and vibrant West-African aesthetic. Her brand’s mission is “bringing color to life”, seen in each of her products, from cushions to bags to furnishings. The emphasis is put on hand finished, special designs and high-quality products made from the finest materials.
Eva Sonaike’s patterned textiles, poufs and African print pillow cases are inspired by colorful African clothing and West African architecture. There is also an influence of European antique and mid-century furniture traditions.
Lampshades with geometric patterns are reminiscent of fencing used in post-colonial African architecture. Pillows explore geometric patterns, too, such as the Aburi Botanical Gardens in Ghana and a whimsical spin on the banana leaf. The luxury African upholstery fabrics are inspired by adire fabrics, a centuries-old West African textile that is made by resist dyeing cotton. These soft fabrics are sold by the yard for upholstering armchairs, loveseats or sofas.
Consider Eva Sonaike poufs for moveable seating options when guests are over. Take on your next design project with stunning velvet fabrics and wallpaper for modern interior spaces. Illuminate reading corners with vibrant lampshades, perfect for dorm rooms and living rooms alike.
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