One of the biggest design events is right around the corner: the September edition of Maison et Objet. In the tradeshow, there is going to be much to see: new collections being launched, creative brands and their products and brand new names in the design industry being acclaimed. This year, one of those names is Ilse Crawford.
London designer Ilse Crawford will create a hub space for Maison et Objet’s Paris fair in September after being awarded the title of Designer of the Year. 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. As founder of Studioilse, together with her multi-disciplinary, London-based team, she brings her philosophy to life.
This means creating 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.
Following this philosophy, visitors to Maison et Objet’s Designers’ Studio in September will find spaces designed to help them “relax, collapse, recharge, recap, reconnect, regroup and refresh”.
In a first for a Maison et Objet Designer of the Year, Crawford will create and style the space known as the Designers’ Studio, which functions as a central meeting point during the fair in Paris.
Former Elle Deco UK’s Editor-in-chief, founder of Studioilse in London, she creates living environments while designing hotels, private interiors and work spaces. Are you already tempted to meet her at Maison et Objet?