Design and the Stuff of Everyday Life

Wednesday, 10 October 2018 - 5:00pm6:30pm

Lightbox Film Center, International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St

Design and the Stuff of Everyday Life

Ilse Crawford

World-renowned Interior Designer, Studioilse

Renowned furniture and interior designer Ilse Crawford describes her practice as “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.” In this talk, Crawford will explain why interiors—and the stuff that fills them—matter, how our imagined order and values are embedded in the material world we make, and how meaningful this can be in the wake of the digital.

Presented in association with the 2018 DesignPhiladelphia Festival.


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. As founder of the department of Man and Well-Being at the Design Academy Eindhoven, her mission extends to nurturing a new generation of students to always question why and how their work improves the reality of life.

Event is free and open to the public.
Pre-registration requested.

ASL Interpretation provided.


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