Ilse Crawford in 10 creations

Ilse Crawford in 10 creations

Crowned Creator of the House & Object Year in Paris in September 2016, the British interior designer and historian Ilse Crawford never ceases to be talked about. Former editor-in-chief of Elle Décoration UK, the designer opened her own design studio, Studioilse, in 2001. Between furnishing hotels and restaurants, creating furniture and lighting design, women are not afraid of s free borders. The opportunity for us to retrace in 10 images a journey in which objects and materials make sense only in relation to the links that humans maintain with them.

W084: an engaging desk lamp

Wastberg The small WO84 lamp is the friend of the night worker. Imagined with simple materials, it is the antithesis of a design that would be ostentatious. Created in 2008 for the Swedish publisher Wastberg, it represents the human aesthetic that is implicit in the work of Ilse Crawford.

Brass Cabinet: a precious handmade buffet

Studioisle Created in 2014 within Studioilse and handcrafted by Jack Trench in England, this brass sideboard is one of those pieces of furniture that we keep for life. Sculptural, both classic and modern, we love it for its simplicity and for the beauty of its materials (very precious brass and sought-after brown oak).

The Aseop store in London

Lisa Cohen - Aesop It was in 2008 that Aesop, creator of cosmetics, first called on the designer of the year for Maison & Objet 2016. For the London boutique, Ilse Crawford then decided to respect the architecture of the place while bringing it its personality. We love this delicate mixture that the decorator has mastered down to the smallest details of the shop, like this extraordinary sink, installed in the middle of the space.

Elegant 1st Class lounges in Hong Kong

Lit Ma The designer fitted out the Première Classe lounge at the Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong in 2015. This precision work, combining design and comfort, is representative of the subtlety that dominates his creations. We like here that luxury is treated on the scale of well-being, in a back and forth between functionality and aesthetics.

Stockholm Matbaren restaurant

Lisa Cohen In Stockholm, at the Matbaren restaurant of the Grand Hotel, Ilse Crawford has made the bold bet of mixing contemporary design and a bistro-style. We love the play of colors operated here, as do the large white armchairs with bars, from the "Seating for eating" collection.

Ilse sofa: the enveloping sofa

Studioilse The Ilse Sofa was designed by the designer as a room within a room, thus responding to new modern habits of sedentary living. Enveloping and comforting, it clearly fits like a piece of furniture that adapts to our needs without forgetting its aesthetics, with its very drawn geometric backrest.

Sinnerlig: the range for Ikea

Felix Odell The designer signed in 2015 for Ikea a whole collection of furniture, accessories and lighting: Sinnerlig. This series highlights materials, especially with the use of cork for table tops and seats. The soft shapes are elegant and controlled, powerful without being aggressive. Again, the designer here proves her ability to play the balance, in all circumstances.

Ett Hem from Stockholm

Magnus Marding In 2012, the designer was able to reveal the beauty of the place at Ett Hem in Stockholm. Here, she was able to transform an Art & Crafts building into a hotel imagined like a family home, friendly and warm.

Companions: the bedside table

Yuki Sugiura Made by De la Espada and imagined by Studioilse, this round bedside table is an element of small furniture just as functional, with its integrated storage pocket, as aesthetic. A creation that we particularly like.