Design Date with Ilse Crawford

Palazzo Clerici, Milan
F T L E I V L

07 April 2017

14:00 – 14:30

Host

Matylda Krzykowski

Guest

Ilse Crawford

Contestants

Govert Flint
Alexandre Humbert
Deborah Janssens

Graphic Design

Sylvan Lanz

Key Element

Orlando Lovell

Title Music

Romderful

Voice

Emma Lucek

Setting

Edan Gorlicki
Kristofers Reidzans
Govert Flint

Thank you to

Jan Boelen
Gabrielle Kennedy

A B O U T

Design Date is a live version of the British Tv Show “Blind Date”, where you don’t look for a romantic partner but a partner in your professional life – it is all about charming and being charmed.

For Design Academy Eindhoven’s #TVClerici show at Palazzo Clerici this year, Depot Basel was invited to host Design Date for their show centred around media.

On the 7th of April Ilse Crawford came to find her match on the topic of “Interior and Interaction”. Ilse sent in three questions in advance and the contestants prepared their answers in a written out script.

Design Date with Ilse Crawford at Salone del Mobile Milano at #TVClerici in Palazzo Clerici

S C R I P T

Interior & Interaction – Ilse Crawford
Friday 7th April

Govert Flint

Who has been the most important influence in your life and explain why?

Nadia Khaleghi Yazdi: We became friends since we were 9 years old. Before we became friends I was kind of a grumpy kid. She showed me how to use imagination to chear up yourself. After a day spend with a moody teacher in class, we would cycle home along a long lane with many trees. She would say: “Watch out! Mister Spruit jumps from behind a tree in the middle of the road wearing a chicken costume”. Every time I was joining her with lunch, she made me laugh that much, I couldn’t even eat..

Of your projects describe the one you are most and least satisfied with and explain why?

Most: The project for Enrichers: setting up such a content driven project with a group of autonomous designers, neurobiologist from University of Cambridge and a company like Schiphol, getting it funded and creating concrete products from it is like a dream come true.

Least: My own studio. I already have it for 3 years and it’s still very far from an enriched workspace..

How do you see your work relates to the work of Studioilse?

With Enrichers we designed together with Alissa+Nienke a tactile table, to invite people to sense with their skin while having a meeting. It became quite a sensual piece and it seems to relate a lot to how Ilse designs tactilities.

Deborah Jannssens

Who has been the most important influence in your life and explain why?

The human being is always surprising and influencing me. We can create so many contexts, experience so various relationships, imagine so many futures and take action for so many ways of thinking and being. We are part of numerous forms of influences and we must reclaim the position we act in our life story.

Of your projects describe the one you are most and least satisfied with and explain why?

My project called Surroutinism, made in collaboration with François Bonnot, is a surreal experience of a banal situation taking place in a domestic space. This project aims to invite the spectator to become an actor of his routine for a daily poetry of interactions between humans and objects. One step further, I would like to find more ways to generate participative experiences, to invite you to break your routine and to provoke your imagination by highlighting the poetry of an daily ordinary stage.

How do you see your work relates to the work of Studioilse?

I’m relating my work to the work of Studioilse in the research of transforming ordinary things in extraordinary experiences. Design is about stories, senses, interactions and transformations.

Alexandre Humbert

Who has been the most important influence in your life and explain why?

Gustavo Kuerten, a brazilian tennis player. I admired him when was a young tennis player. I realized later that he became one the most important influence for me as he embodies the fact that working as an individual and succeed only works when you know how to communicate with people.

Of your projects describe the one you are most and least satisfied with and explain why?

The project that I am the most satisfied is my 1st Short movie “White Sheep Black Dream” as this is the project who defined my position as a designer. I will become a designer working on Filmmaking as a design practice. The worst is when I wrote the script for the TV commercial of Center Parcs. Why ? Because I asked myself I am really doing that?

How do you see your work relates to the work of Studioilse?

Our work respond to each other in the storytelling production. How as designers you bring skills together from architects to music composers in order to tell the perfect story adapt to the object that you are producing. We want together to communicate our stories to people, you can find Ilse work at IKEA, 783 Millions visitors last year, you can find my work on VIMEO, 840 Millions visitors last year.

Contributors
Govert Flint

Designer
Alexandre Humbert

Film Designer
Déborah Janssens

Designer
Orlando Lovell

Designer
Emma Lucek

Designer