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This volume illustrates why Crawford’s design philosophy is so seminal—her work has influenced not only a generation of Dutch and European designers, but also Americans due to her acclaimed Soho House New York.
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The renowned designer and style guru Ilse Crawford showcases her body of influential, holistic work for the first time, articulating her groundbreaking philosophies for design and living. Studioilse, the award-winning design studio founded by Ilse Crawford, bridges the worlds of interior design, architecture, and product design with the philosophy of putting the human being at the center. Fascinated by what drives us and makes us feel alive, Crawford says: "When I look at making spaces, I don’t just look at the visual. I’m much more interested in the sensory thing, in thinking about it from the human context, the primal perspective, the thing that touches you." Featuring Studioilse’s work to date, from private residences to hotels, restaurants, and retail projects, this book illustrates the effectiveness of design grounded in human needs and desires. Layering materials and textures, combined with her understanding of human behavior, Crawford’s designs are sensual and accessible. A forerunner of the holistic design movement a decade ago, her humanistic approach has now become the norm. This volume illustrates why Crawford’s design philosophy is so seminal—her work has influenced not only a generation of Dutch and European designers, but also Americans due to her acclaimed Soho House New York. With new photography and essays by Crawford and design critic Edwin Heatcote, this inspirational volume is sure to be one of the most important design books of the year.
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Increasing formality and luxury of dining arrangements demand increasing space . ... This low table is frequently used in Europe with chairs havlng seats lower than standard dining height. ... Adjustable height is useful for art and drafting use.
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Reflecting the important developements that have occurred in the last decade, the Second Edition offers a completely updated look at comtemporary furniture and furniture design, particularly postmodernism. Written for the entire design community, this important edition covers the history, aesthetics and techniques involved in both the design and production of modern furniture. The expanded and revised coverage looks at trends, market and specific environments as it discusses domestic design, new furniture products--especially the many varied types of office furniture and office systems--renewed interest in ``period'' furniture, recent concern with ``ergonomic'' designs and matters of safety, and the special needs of the elderly, handicapped and children. Features new information on prominent architecture and design firms and furniture manufacturers, together with examples of their work. Over 300 photographs, drawings and illustrations complement the text.