Eva Sonaike is a London-based interiors and lifestyle brand creating luxurious textiles, home décor and accessories with a distinctive and vibrant West-African aesthetic.
The label was set up by Eva Sonaike, a former Elle Fashion Editor in 2009 with the quest to bring her passion for African fabrics and her exuberant love for colour to the high-end market.
Since the launch in 2009 Eva Sonaike’s products have been stocked by Selfridges, Liberty and Fenwick of Bond Street in London, Galeries Lafayette in Paris, ABC Carpet & Home in New York and can be found in a selection of exclusive boutiques around the world – including Temple Muse in Lagos. Interior designers work with Eva Sonaike’s textiles on UK and international residential and commercial projects.
Eva, who was raised in Germany and is of Nigerian origin, has taken the best elements of those two opposing cultures to inspire her work – her designs draw from the distinct influences of colorful Yoruba clothing culture and European antique and mid century furniture traditions.
Emphasis is placed on hand finishing, distinct designs and high quality manufacturing – the textiles are expertly printed in Germany and all products are manufactured in the UK.
The company is a regular participant of France’s key interiors tradeshow Maison & Objet, which exposes the brand to its international clientele.
Inspired by the cultural mélange of West-African textile tradition and European craftsmanship, a passion for interior design and a love of colour, Creative Director Eva Sonaike adds a new and distinctive aesthetic to the interiors market that brings a touch of African luxury to any setting.