Tosin Oshinowo

Dezeen Awards 2022 judge Tosin Oshinowo

Tosin Oshinowo is a Lagos-based Nigerian architect and the founder of cmDesign Atelier (cmD+A).

Prior, to found her practice Oshinowo worked in firms such as Skidmore Owing & Merril and OMA. Her practice has undertaken numerous projects, including the design of the Maryland Mall and her designs embody a contemporary perspective on the next generation of African design and afro-minimalism.

Her luxury brand Ilé-Ilà is a highlight of contemporary African furniture design and has been published in magazines such as Harper's Bazaar Interiors April 2018, Elle Decor January 2020, and Grazia online June 2020.

Oshinowo has also won numerous awards, including the 3rd City People Real Estate Awards for Architect of the Year 2017 and the Lord’s Achievers Awards for Creativity 2019. She is currently working on a project with the United Nations Development Programme to plan and rebuild a village in northern Nigeria.

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