Isle Crawford in conversation for By Design


By Interior designer Isle Crawford in conversation for By Design Season Two

By Design, the sell out talk series created by Sir John Soane Museum in partnership with Luke Irwin, returns for its second season.  The series in which leading designers discuss an object that has inspired them in some way, and through it discuss and dissect their own design practice returns as a collection of filmed conversations. 

Will Gompertz,  Artistic Director at the Barbican, and Alice Rawsthorn, award-winning design writer and critic, will co-host the series exploring how design has impacted the lives of five internationally-renowned designers, framed around one item which has informed their careers

The second in the season interior designer Ilse Crawford is now live, followed by fine artist Phyllida Barlow on 12 July, and award winning architect Amanda Levete on 26 July. Keep an eye on our social channels as we will post a link to each new film.

Interior Designer Ilse Crawford in conversation with Alice Rawsthorn 

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. 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 restoring the human balance in brands and businesses that have lost their way.



Season Two film release dates

14th June - Fashion designer Erdem Moralioglu  WATCH NOW

28th June - Interior designer Ilse Crawford  WATCH NOW

12th July - Fine artist Phyllida Barlow  

26th July - Award winning architect Amanda Levete 


Image credits - Erdem Moralioglu photographed by Tom Mannion, Ilse Crawford photographed by Marsy Hild Thorsdottir, Phyllida Barlow photographed by Ruth Clark, courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth and Amanda Levete photographed by Matt Hollyoak.


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