Ilse Crawford Design, Interiors, Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, And Net Worth  

Ilse Crawford Biography | Wiki

Ilse Crawford ( Fullname: Ilse Catherine Crawford CBE) is a British interior and furniture designer, teacher, and creative director. She previously worked in an architect’s firm and for the Architects’ Journal. Ilse was then chosen as the launch editor of Elle Decoration. Shortly after, she worked for the short-lived Bare magazine.  Ilse left the magazine in 1998 to work for Donna Karan. She soon moved on to designing interiors.

As the founder of Studioilse, Ilse has pioneered the humanistic design in its real-life application to environments, objects, and experiences. She does that by addressing true human needs and not manufactured ones. She advocates for design that can help people become better humans by always designing for positive mental and environmental impact. Ilse advises people to think about cause and effect and understand the bigger systems that underpin everything. She is the founder of the department of Man and Wellbeing at the Design Academy Eindhoven.

Ilse and her team have a reputation as the go-to team for design with rigor and integrity, whether for homes or hotels, exhibitions and experiences offices or shops, restaurants or schools, furniture or objects. They are a values-driven studio and make its own values and those of its clients visible in the work that they do.  The team talks about the power and potential of design as a catalyst for systemic well-being and a frame for life. Ilse leads a team of thirteen with a range of skills such as spanning interior design,  architecture, product design, creative direction, strategy, and writing.

Ilse Crawford Age

She was born in1962 in London, United Kingdom. Ilse is 60 years old.

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Crawford’s photo

Ilse Crawford Height

She is a woman of above-average stature. Ilse stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in ( Approx 1.73 m).

Ilse Crawford Family

She was born and raised by her parents Jill Rendall and Malcom Crawford in London, U.K. Ilse’s father, Malcom, was the editor of The Sunday Times while her mother, Jill was an artist and a pianist. At the age of 7, Ilse went to live with her grandparents to alleviate the strain on her mother who had recently had triplet daughters. At the age of 18, Ilse had planned to attend York University. However, she decided to attend Bedford College to study history after her mother died.

Ilse Crawford Husband

She is married to her husband called Oscar Peña who is an expert in product development. Iles met Osca when she joined the Design Academy Eindhoven where Oscar led the Man of Activity curriculum. Ilse then founded and led the Man and Wellbeing program. The design partnership Studioilse is led by celebrated British designer Ilse and industrial designer Oscar. Each and every collaboration draws strength from the couple’s complementary ethos. They have a different approach to design.

Ilse is very focused on the human experience and how that manifests through interior architecture and design in residential and commercial projects. On the other hand, her husband Oscar is more focused on the products themselves, how they function, the materiality, and how this all works together in the bigger system of manufacturing.

Prior to joining Studioilse full-time in 2015, this Colombian-born Oscar was the Global Senior Creative Director at Philips Design Lighting. His interest in product design started in his early 20s after he took a summer internship with longtime Herman Miller collaborator, Bill Stumpf. Bill taught him how to see the design. Through Stumpf, Oscar learned to experience the materiality and physicality of objects. The couple’s shared respect for the human experience is at the front and center of every project Studioilse takes on

Ilse Crawford Design | Interiors

In 2001, she set up her own design studio called StudioIlse, in London. Ilse founded the Man and Well-Being department in 2000 at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Three years later, she established the interiors firm Studio Ilse, which designed the Soho House club in New York, the Electric Cinema, Babington House, and the Hong Kong restaurant Duddell’s, and also pieces for Georg Jensen and IKEA. Ilse worked on the Soho House in collaboration with Harman Jablin Architects.

At the same time, she kept the exterior and backbones of the 45,000-square-foot building. The designer worked to redesign the warehouse into a funky club, with 24 hotel rooms, three bars, a restaurant, a private screening room, and more. The Soho House was featured on the television series titled  Sex and the City. In the first season of the Netflix documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design, they profiled Ilse. In the 2014 New Year Honours, she was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). In the 2021 New Year Honours for services to design, Ilse was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Ilse Crawford Collection

– Chair From $6,333
– Sofa From $11,500
– Sofa Low Back From $11,183
– Footstool From $3,858
– Ottoman From $4,308
– Low Back Ilse Sofa

Ilse Crawford A Frame For Life

Her book titled A Frame for Life: The Designs of StudioIlse was published on October 21, 2014. In this book, the renowned designer and style guru Ilse showcases her body of influential, holistic work for the first time. She articulates her groundbreaking philosophies for design and living. The award-winning design studio called Studioilse founded by Ilse plays a vital role f bridging the worlds of interior design, architecture, and product design with the philosophy of putting the human being at the center. Studioilse’s work to date featured private residences, hotels, restaurants, and retail projects. A Frame for Life: illustrates the effectiveness of design grounded in human needs and desires.

Ilse Crawford  Design School

The London-based designer and educator authored a book titled “A Frame for Life” (Rizzoli), which came out on October 21, 2014. Ilse is no fan of superficial décor.  She became the first editor of Elle Decoration U.K. at age 27 after stints working in an architecture office and as a design journalist. Ilse must’ve seen around 5,000 different interior spaces. The gig led to this epiphany. Sometimes, design is just novelty masquerading as modernity, restyling without relevance.

Driven by the idea that design should enhance life, Ilse founded the Man and Well-Being department in 2000 at the Design Academy Eindhoven in the Netherlands. While there, she met her now husband Oscar Pena who is a creative director of the Dutch electronics firm Philips Design.  Ilse established the interiors firm Studio Ilse in 2004 which designed the Soho House in New York and the Hong Kong restaurant Duddell’s, and pieces for Georg Jensen and IKEA.

Ilse and Oscar stepped down from Design Academy Eindhoven in 2019 after more than 20 years. The two were both long-standing heads of bachelor programs. The Dutch design school announced on May 10, 2019, that the couple would leave DAE at the end of their team in 2019. Ilse served as the head of the Man and Well-Being course for 21 years, while her husband served as a leader of the Man of Activity program for 23 years.

Ilse Crawford Furniture

– Bruno chair
– Brass Cabinet
– Wellbeing collection
– Together Table
– Raiz Lighting
– Touch Collection
– Touch Bowls
– Left & Right Table
– Perching Stool

Ilse Crawford Books

She has published three books:
– 1997 Sensual Home: Liberate Your Senses and Change Your Life. Photographed by Martyn Thompson ( Quadrille Publishing)
– 2009 Home is Where the Heart is? Photographed by Martyn Thompson ( Quadrille Publishing)
– 2014 A Frame for Life: The Designs of StudioIlse (Rizzoli International Publications, )

Ilse Crawford Net Worth

She is a British interior and furniture designer, teacher, and creative director.  Ilse has accumulated an estimated net worth of $25 million.

How Old Is Ilse Crawford

Ilse is 60 years old. She was born in1962 in London, United Kingdom.

Is Ilse Crawford Married

She is married to Oscar Peñ, an expert in product development.

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