While updating myself with my fellow bloggers I came across some pics of Ilse Crawford’s furniture which I thought worthy of a mention it's not a new collection but nevertheless still looks great, especially because it kick started the trend now everywhere for Victorian inspired turned wood. Having previously designed some gorgeous mirrored cabinets for Baleri Italia she crated these lacquered wooden pieces in conjunction with Ferrious and the rug with Christopher Farr. via style files.
She has also recently completed the interiors for two new restaurants at Grand Hotel Stockholm in Sweden. The restaurants are Matsalen and Matbaren . Matbaren features a gilded narrative screen specially commissioned from Dutch/Belgian designers Studio Job. There are tables in natural wood, and raw Swedish primitive pieces from the 1700s. There is a mix of Swedish, Scandinavian and global pieces, such as Pyra chairs by Marten Cyren, lights by Jorn Utzen, and chairs by Vico Magistretti. In Matsalen the design seams more intimate and rarified, a place to spend time and features parquet flooring and chesterfield sofas in velvet. The lighting is a mix pieces with Swedish classics; a chandelier by Carlo Scarpa and the classic Swedish kitchen lamp, in brass. In a nod to the history of the Grand Hotel many of the chairs have been rescued from around the hotel and revitalised in soft naturally dyed yellow leather and partnered with chairs by Josef Frank from Svenskt Tenn.
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