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A Frame for Life - The Design of Studioilse

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    The renowned designer and style guru Ilse Crawford showcases her body of influential, holistic work for the first time, articulating her groundbreaking philosophies for design and living. Studioilse, the award-winning design studio founded by Ilse Crawford, bridges the worlds of interior design, architecture, and product design with the philosophy of putting the human being at the center. Fascinated by what drives us and makes us feel alive, Crawford says: When I look at making spaces, I don't just look at the visual. I'm much more interested in the sensory thing, in thinking about it from the human context, the primal perspective, the thing that touches you. Featuring Studioilse's work to date, from private residences to hotels, restaurants, and retail projects, this book illustrates the effectiveness of design grounded in human needs and desires. Layering materials and textures, combined with her understanding of human behavior, Crawford's designs are sensual and accessible. A forerunner of the holistic design movement a decade ago, her humanistic approach has now become the norm. This volume illustrates why Crawford's design philosophy is so seminal-her work has influenced not only a generation of Dutch and European designers, but also Americans due to her acclaimed Soho House New York. With new photography and essays by Crawford and design critic Edwin Heathcote, this inspirational volume is sure to be one of the most important design books of the year.

  • Technical Info

    Hardcover: 240 pages
    Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications (21 Oct. 2014)
    Language: English
    ISBN-10: 0847838579
    ISBN-13: 978-0847838578
    Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 3 x 28.6 cm

  • Author
    Ilse Crawford

    Ilse Crawford (born 1962) is a creative director who launched British Elle Decoration in 1989. Her company Studioilse creates big ideas and emotional values behind brands to produce a long lasting and strong brand identity.

    Studioilse's portfolio includes Soho House in New York, the Electric Cinema, High Road House and Cecconis in London and Babington House in Bath. Studioilse has created furniture and lighting. Current projects include modern breed of coaching inns for Dhillon Hotels, a contemporary identity for the Michelin rewarded restaurant at Grand Hotel in Stockholm, and a spa and well being destination in Kranzbach in the Bavarian Alps

    Ilse has worked across product development and regeneration as vice president of Donna Karan Home where she helped to launch DKNY and Donna Karan homeware. She has also been Creative Director of the Crystal Palace project, where she brought together visionary designers to reinvent the chandelier, showing in Paris, Milan and New York as well as at London's Design Museum.

    Ilse is head of department at the celebrated Design Academy Eindhoven. Her latest book 'Home is where the heart is?' examines our fundamental requirements for survival, safety, love, respect and self-fulfilment and explores ways in which we can integrate these basic emotional needs into design. Her first book, 'Sensual Home: liberate your senses and change your life', is considered by many a bible of modern living.

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