Ilse Crawford

Designer, academic and creative director Ilse Crawford is queen of the design scene, and in 2014 was awarded an MBE for outstanding services to interior design. Ilse’s interiors are graceful and tactile: thoughtful design at its best.


Ilse was the founding editor of Elle Decoration UK, where she remained until 1998, and in 2001 she founded the Department of Man and Well-being at the influential Design Academy Eindhoven. In 2003 she launched Studioilse, a Bermondsey-based practice. She and a team of 20 focus on a mix of interior architecture and selected product design.


Fiercely protective of clients’ privacy, Studioilse will only reveal that current projects include private homes in London and the refit of a Thirties motor yacht. The Anya Hindmarch flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York and Duddell’s restaurant in Hong Kong were completed in 2013. Ilse’s latest book, A Frame for Life (Rizzoli, £35), was published in 2014.

Greatest source of inspiration?

‘Watching people to see how they inhabit a place. I am fascinated by how design can change behaviour.’

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