Ilse Crawford is a designer, academic and creative director with a simple mission, to put human needs and desires at the center of all that she does. Her Scandinavian heritage informs her timeless sense of aesthetics and functionality.
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 behavior and actions in everyday life.
The collaboration between nanimarquina and Ilse Crawford began in 2017. The set criteria for the collection included natural, sustainable and local fibers, hand spun, no bleach and no dyes. These requirements set the nanimarquina team to begin a deep investigation process and start working with a wide variety of materials, leading to a conscious, human-centric, sensorial and beautiful outcome. All the innovations applied have meant a step forward in nanimarquina’s body of knowledge in rug making.