Interior designer Ilse Crawford has done it again, this time making her exquisite design skills available to the hungry public. Her design group Studio Ilse will launch this elegant new range of wooden seating, benches, and stools, called Seating for Eating, at next month's London Design Festival (Sept. 19-27).
The designs have a familiar, Shaker-style look, and are not a far departure from some of Studio Ilse's other pieces like these high-back chairs. Each piece is handcrafted by De La Espada from solid chesnut with specially chosen knots, and has copper feet. They're also available in this natural oiled and sustainable wood, or painted eggshell white. I love how the high-back benches are both open and intimate; they offer privacy (great for open plan rooms) but are also not totally closed off from the room. The range is also great because it allows for group seating, but also individual seating. I am disappointed to see a single high-back dining chair missing from the collection, as well as the dining table itself. Londoners, get more details about the viewing the line, the exhibition, and sales here.