Meet Soho.Home.Studio artist, Tejumola Butler Adenuga

stylish man handling lamp

Until the end of October, visitors can see live installations from members and artists

Words by Megan Murry
To celebrate the launch of our interiors space on London’s Kings Road, we have invited a curated selection of members to turn the venue into their workspace. While these pop-ups will only be running until the end of October, we’d love for you to get to know them and follow their work online. 

At the front of Soho.Home.Studio is the Lamp Atelier, devised and hosted by Shoreditch House member Tejumola Butler Adenuga. He began exploring furniture design in lockdown with the idea of embracing the traditions from his hometown in Nigeria, which he moved to the UK from as a teenager. ‘I’m from the Yoruba tribe, and we’re typically known as crafters and makers. Everyone on the street where I grew up was an artisan – nothing we had was bought from a shop, it was all made by hand, bespoke for us,’ he explains. 

Among designs for a desk shaped like an artist’s palette and an indestructible chair, Adenuga experimented with lamps that mimic the organic, weathered appearance of rock formations found across Nigeria. These lamps are created by him in his atelier throughout the week, and can be bought exclusively from him there. 

Watch the video above to learn more about Adenuga and his creative process.
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