We can barely contain our excitement regarding our new collaboration with British designer Ilse Crawford. Not only does she share our commitment to design that promotes wellbeing, Ilse is also a successful author renowned for her freethinking ideas and humanistic approach. Her books explore the ideas of feeling at home and how environments can inspire and make us feel more alive. Such achievements have been recognized by the Queen, who awarded Ilse an MBE.
Ilse has now designed several pieces exclusively for the Hästens Being collection – such as her elegant bed skirt with its kick pleat seams and crisp, detailed stitching. Ilse appreciates the bed as a place for more than sleep, with designs for our super-comfortable angled headboard and our supportive, elongated back pillow.
Her unique design style can also be seen in her reinterpretation of our bed linen and headboard slipcovers. One of the materials she has used in the collection is hemp, originally an ancient medicinal plant, and one of the most sturdy and durable materials there is. In Ilse’s take on the material it has been stonewashed in muted ashy and earthy tones.
When asked about her inspiration for the new Hästens Being collection, Ilse said: “Hästens’ long-term engagement for quality and attention to detailed craftsmanship fascinates me. Working on the collection, we’ve looked for the optimum dimensions to support our behavior and bodies, and how materials, finishes and textures can change our perception and comfort. People usually function at their best when they are open, relaxed and healthy. We wanted to create the preconditions for that state.”