We sat down with British designer Ilse Crawford to know more about her new creations in collaboration with IKEA, which promise to be timeless, beautiful and reflect who we are.
Can a vase make the flowers we put into it more beautiful? Or can the fragrance of a candle become your gateway into your own cosy world? Ilse believes so. And that’s really what she is trying to design and create through her latest collaboration with IKEA. With this long-term collaboration, Ilse will be creating a range of functional, beautiful, and timeless home accessories, such as candle holders and scented candles, vases, and plant pots – to help turn our four walls into individual comfort zones. Her mission is to create products so elegant that one never wants to part ways with them.
“The inside of a building is where we live. We change and shift over time, but there are always things one might want to keep or reuse or that might have other lives on the second-hand market because they still have value,” says Ilse, who is also an academician and Creative Director of Studioilse in London.