A Frame for Life: The Designs of StudioIlse


A Frame for Life: The Designs of StudioIlse Author Ilse Crawford
ISBN-10 0847838579
ISBN-13 9780847838578
Year 2014-10-21
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Rizzoli
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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 dont just look at the visual Im much more interested in the sensory thing in thinking about it from the human context the primal perspective the thing that touches you Featuring Studioilses 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 Crawfords 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 Crawfords design philosophy is so seminalher 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 Heatcote this inspirational volume is sure to be one of the most important design books of the year

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