Eva Sonaike Okan Rug, Topaz
By Nimi Patel
An exclusive collection of 8 limited-edition pieces, designed in collaboration with Shoreditch House member and designer, Eva Sonaike.
Channel Eva's distinctive West African aesthetic and unflinching use of colour and pattern with exclusive Soho Home pieces, reworked in Sonaike's Ijoba and Okan fabrics. The collection includes hand knotted rugs, panama cushions, travertine lamps and House classics in joyous prints which recall the tropical greens and rich tones of the Aburi botanical gardens in Ghana.
Sonaike elevates each hand-drawn print with vibrant colours and lively geometrics, taking elements from African clothing and European antique furniture traditions. A nod to her German upbringing and Nigerian heritage, every fabric is printed and manufactured in the UK, and imparts Sonaike's concept of 'Bringing Colour to Life'.
After graduating with an MA in Fashion Journalism, Eva Sonaike pursued an editorial career working as UK Fashion Editor for one of Germany's leading magazines. Driven by her passion for African fabrics and interior design, Sonaike set up her company in 2009 with a mission to bring the vibrancy of African colours and aesthetics to the home-décor and interior design market.
All interiors can benefit from a hint of colour and pattern. Here, Sonaike shares her advice on bringing bolder pieces into your space without overpowering it. Plus, she explains the stories behind her rich designs.