Ibiwunmi Ololade Ajai

Interior Architect and designer at Lolade Ajai Interior Design

I love caring for, listening to and serving people; and doing so with interior design is my first love. I am a user-centric, intuitive interior designer who focuses on how people behave in, interact with, and connect to their spaces on a visceral level. I look for meaning in my design work - researching ideas and creative solutions for each designed space to respond to individual needs, in order to function optimally within their home and workspaces. My thesis on spaces that support children and their families living with ADHD was an amazing opportunity and start to understanding human behavior and quirks; and orchestrating their spaces in function and form to support our ever-evolving lifestyles. A beautiful balance can be achieved between function and form. I would love to see the built environment evolve into spaces that function to support and enhance the well-being of users of all abilities. Architects and designers I deeply admire - Peter Zumthor, Zaha Hadid and Thomas Heatherwick. I am experienced in all aspects of the design process from concept development to final installations. Being a lover of research, I look for ideas that bring innovative and ambitious design solutions that can help to reshape our spaces to respond more effectively and intuitively to their users. Skilled in - • Design research and development • Project planning and management • Expertise in Vectorworks Architect 2D/ 3D design and rendering • FF&E Residential • Space planning and interior lighting design

Previous Brands
Debokay Architecte
Lolade Ajai Interior Design
Marianne Tiegen Interior Design
Work Experience
Interior Designer
Feb ‘23 -
Lolade Ajai Interior Design

Mon style de prédilection est principalement une palette neutre - des lignes simples et épurées avec une touche de couleur et de texture audacieuses; et des accents métalliques. J'aime la juxtaposition de surfaces unies et texturées et de motifs audacieux; et l'utilisation d'accents métalliques contre des tons de bijoux audacieux. Mon Idéologie de conception de base est influencé par l'idéologie du mouvement Bauhaus selon laquelle la forme suit la fonction, et donc mon premier point d'appel est de regarder la façon dont l'espace fonctionne pour répondre aux besoins du client ; et seulement après cela, pour trouver l'équilibre entre l'esthétique et la fonction.

Interior Designer
Sep ‘22 - Feb ‘23
Marianne Tiegen Interior Design

* Assisting in site surveys, measurements and details of existing conditions; producing drawings of same and assisting in ongoing construction supervision and working with the architect on site. * Responsible for conception and production of architectural and detailed working drawings; including all details for architectural interior projects like plans, elevations, sections, and 3D models and rendering of space and design elements using computer-aided design (CAD) software * Maintaining and organizing project files and detailed design specifications for architects, artisans and builders. * Working with the entire team, in-office, and with outside consultants. * Proficient time management to facilitate working on multiple projects simultaneously. * Research, design and development of bespoke and built-in furniture items along with the creation of detailed working drawings and 3-D models provided to manufacturing companies, including following up on work in progress from the design to delivery.

Interior Architect
Feb ‘22 - Mar ‘22
Debokay Architecte

Stagiaire fin d'études • APS / APD • Permis de construire • Conversion des plans 2D d'une construction résidentielle complète de 3 étages en modèle 3D à l'aide de Vectorworks Architect •Création d'un plan de construction détaillé, de plans de coupe et de façade pour le projet de rénovation du client. • Tâches administratives numérisant des documents papier et les classant dans des dossiers numériques.

Education & Training
Paris College of Art
‘19 - ‘22
Bachelor of Fine Arts - BFA
KLC School of Design
‘13 - ‘15
Diploma Interior Design
University of Ibadan
‘98 - ‘05
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Paris, France