Creative Director & Founder, Culture
Eva Sonaike is a London-based Interiors company specialising in luxury home textiles and soft furnishings with a vibrant, yet elegant West-African aesthetic. The company’s ethos 'Bringing Colour to Life' is reﬂected in its signature collections of cushions, rugs, furnishings, lamps, wallpapers and interior textiles designed by Eva Sonaike. Emphasis is placed on hand ﬁnishing, distinct designs and high-quality manufacturing. Creative Director Eva Sonaike graduated with an MA in Fashion Journalism from the London College of Fashion, where she specialised in contemporary African fashion and textiles.
She then pursued an editorial career working as UK Fashion Editor for one of Germany’s leading magazine publishers for six years, working for titles such as German Elle, InStyle and Focus from their London ofﬁce.
Driven by her enormous passion for African fabrics and interior design, she set up the company in 2009 with the mission of bringing the vibrancy of African colours and aesthetics to the luxury home-décor and interior design market. Eva, who was born and raised in Germany and is of Nigerian origin, has taken the best elements of both cultures to inspire her work – her designs draw from the two distinct inﬂuences of colourful African textile traditions and European antique and mid-century furniture.
With textiles expertly printed and products manufactured in the UK, Eva Sonaike stays true to her concept of ‘Bringing Colour to Life’, celebrating a luxury African way of life, that perfectly complements modern contemporary living. Eva Sonaike's products have been stocked worldwide in prestigious stores such as Liberty, Fenwick of Bond Street, Amara and Selfridges 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; and Eva and her products are regularly featured in the UK and international press. Over the years the company has worked and collaborated with some of the worlds leading interior design ﬁrms on residential and corporate design projects, such as the Kanuhura Resort in the Maldives (HBA), Hubert Zandberg Interiors and Palecek Hospitality and The Bill Gates Foundation.