Design for Care - In conversation with Ilse Crawford and Dame Laura Lee, Maggie's Centre

15:30 - 16:20 19 September 2021

Hosted at the Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Victoria and Albert Museum

Ilse Crawford MBE

Designer, Academic and Creative Director

About Speaker

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 former Head and founder of the department of Man and Wellbeing at the Design Academy Eindhoven, Crawford’s mission extends to nurturing a new generation of students to always question why and how their work improves the reality of life.

Photography credit: Marsy Hil Horsdottir