For three months beginning in August 2014, London-based interiors and furniture designer Ilse Crawford takes over Copenhagen design gallery The Apartment with a mix of rich materials and a subdued color palette. One of two brand-new pieces that make their debut at the showroom, operated by dealer Tina Seidenfaden Busck, include velvet-covered The Ilse Sofa by George Smith of Studioilse.
In addition to new pieces from Studioilse, like the sofa and bar cabinet, Busck sources a mix of midcentury European antiques including 1960s leather armchairs by Tobia Scarpa and a teak-and-rattan bench/coffee table by Danish designer Børge Mogensen.
Another newly-introduced piece is the stunning Brass Cabinet, made by Jack Trench with Studioilse, which conceals a sleek interior bar setup.
Designer Ilse Crawford says of her collaboration with The Apartment, "We wouldn’t do something like this in a gallery where the pieces are put on pedestals. We would like to see the rooms in use. In Tina we have found the perfect partner to explore our philosophy further.”
A Franco Albini rattan armchair is paired with a marble bookshelf by contemporary designer Muller Van Severen and Studioilse's new velvet sofa in The Apartment's living room.
The color palette may be restrained, and the price tags high, but it's not all serious: Check out the hammock hung in the office between the living room and bedroom.
Studioilse’s furniture collections for De La Espada and the Ilse collection for Georg Jensen are also featured.
In the bedroom, a bed by Studioilse for De La Espada is made with relaxed linen sheeting and lit by a table lamp by Studioilse for Wastberg.
Ilse Crawford of Studioilse. Head to The Apartment to check out the full list of inventory in her residency, which runs through November 2, 2014. And for more background on the showroom, read Dwell's feature story from 2013.