Bolaji Teniola is a Naarm (Melbourne) / Kaurna (Adelaide) based interdisciplinary designer with experience gained in the Netherlands and Indonesia. A graduate of the Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours) (2012) and the Associate Degree in Design (Furniture) (2020).
In 2021, Bolaji was awarded the VIC/TAS and Australian furniture design graduate of the year (GOTYA), plus the VIC/TAS overall branch winner, by the Design Institute of Australia (DIA). Bolaji's works have been featured and exhibited at VIVD (2021), Design Fringe (2021 & 2020), and the Craft Victoria Fresh! Awards (2021).
'Design for life', the driving force behind Bolaji's approach to designing, making and living, which means to design and develop products that benefit people and the planet, one way or another. With this in mind, Bolaji aims to present work that traverses various mediums, exploring materials and processes in search of pragmatic solutions with equal emphasis on functionality and aesthetic appeal.