Ilse Crawford is a designer, academic and creative director with a simple mission to put human needs and desires at the centre of all that she does. Studioilse is a multi-disciplinary, London-based team that brings this philosophy to life. A team of architects, interior designers, product designers, and strategists work together to create environments where humans feel comfortable; public spaces that make people feel at home and homes that are habitable and make sense for the people who live in them. It means designing furniture and products that support and enhance human behaviour and actions in everyday life. It means restoring the human balance in brands and businesses that have lost their way.
Many Studioilse projects have become benchmarks in their field. They worked with the Soho House Group for nearly a decade, developing the DNA across numerous brand extensions that include Cecconi’s, Babington House and Soho House, New York. They designed Aesop’s first London store and recently one in Copenhagen. They reimagined hospitality with Ett Hem in Stockholm and the airline lounge concept for Cathay Pacific. They have also created a collection of affordable, quality furniture, lighting and accessories in natural materials for IKEA that bring good, useful design to many.