Ilse Crawford founded Studioilse in 2001 with a view to ‘creating environments where humans feel comfortable, and public spaces that make people feel at home’. ‘The line between my work and life is thin to non-existent,’ she recently told an industry commentator. The commercial side of the practice has undertaken the First Class Airline Lounge in Hong Kong and Duddell’s Arts Club. On the private side, Crawford’s homes are sleek and imaginative. In 2009, she transformed Dinder House in Somerset from a Regency period affair into a modern family home, creating ‘a home to be lived in, not tiptoed round’. She is also a founder of the department of Man and Wellbeing at the Design Academy in Eindhoven.