Exhibition

Being Human by Studioilse

4 Cromwell Place, SW7 2JN

16 September—24 September 2017

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Studioilse brings together three new collaborations in the exhibition Being Human. Each embodies the philosophy of the studio’s founder, Ilse Crawford,  to put human needs and desires at the heart of design.

The Touch Collection, the studio’s ongoing collaboration with Zanat, supports a circle of “humanomics” (humanistic economics). With its hand-carved surfaces – using a woodworking technique now on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List – The Touch Collection engages our instinctive impulse to feel something. The collection adds value and contributes both to the sustainable socio-economic development and to the preservation of Bosnian cultural heritage, in an area devastated by war. It is a marriage of design, craftsmanship and good economic practice. New additions to the collection include a cabinet, table and stool.

The collection will be presented alongside Atmospheres, a series of wallpapers for Engblad & Co that celebrate manmade marks and a new oil lamp for Wästberg’s Holocene collection, a primal flame reflected in an almost invisible object.

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