Studioilse is a design partnership led by celebrated British designer Ilse Crawford and her husband, industrial designer Oscar Peña. Every project or collaboration draws strength from the couple’s complementary ethos.

The Studioilse team is a multifaceted design studio spanning interior design, product design, architecture, creative direction, strategy and writing. As the founder of Studioilse, Ilse Crawford endeavours to create environments for well-being.

Crawford’s approach evolved from her experience as a design journalist. After a stint at the Architect’s Journal, Crawford became the founding editor of ELLE Decoration in 1989. She met Peña when she joined the Design Academy Eindhoven, where he led the Man of Activity curriculum; Crawford founded and led the Man and Wellbeing programme.

Crawford and Peña’s shared respect for the human experience is at the front and centre of every project Studioilse takes on. “Ultimately, design is a tool to enhance our humanity,” Crawford says. “The things and spaces we make shape our culture, our character and our behaviours. They are three-dimensional stories.”

Together with their London-based team, Studioilse supports and enhances people’s lives and behaviours by facilitating human connection and bringing people together.
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