Friday, January 9, 2009
I have been fishing around for examples of designers and architects becoming their own client. Its a very frequent condition with architect's own homes but the control does not happen so much in the public realm. This is possibly an example. Isle Crawford conceptualized, branded and designed (along with a team of architects) the re-working of the The Olde Bell Inn. From some press it seems that Ms. Crawford might be an owner.... But the clear direction of the project from food to interiors is better for her strong hand. Now that's what I am talking about.....Marvel at her web site, projects, books published, big ideas...this is definitely worth some hero worship.