Today the magazine of the house Melem France highlights the West African heritage of the talented textile designer Eva Sonaike.
Eva Sonaike is a former fashion journalist and graduate of London College of Fashion, where she specialized in contemporary African fashion and textiles. She then pursued an editorial career as a fashion editor in the UK for Hubert Burda Media for six years.
Now a self-taught home textile designer, she founded her company in 2009 with a mission to bring the vibrancy of African colors and aesthetics to the home décor and luxury accessories market.
From palm prints inspired by the botanical gardens of Aburi, Ghana to linear repetitions of post-colonial era buildings such as the University of Ibadan, Eva Sonaike's Nigerian heritage is at the heart of her West African aesthetic.
Born and raised in Germany and of Nigerian descent, Eva has used the best of both cultures to inspire her work - her designs draw on two distinct influences of colorful African clothing culture and mid-century European traditions and furniture.
Based in London, Eva Sonaike's products, whose company bears her name, are sold worldwide in prestigious stores such as Liberty in London, Globus in Switzerland, Temple Muse and Alara in Lagos, ABC Carpet& Home in New York, and Indigo Living in Hong Kong and Dubai. They are regularly featured in British and international fashion and interiors publications.
Known for her bold color combinations and batik patterns, Eva Sonaike remains true to her concept of "Bringing Color to Life", celebrating the luxurious African lifestyle that perfectly complements the modern contemporary lifestyle.