Seating for Eating by Ilse Crawford
The Seating for Eating collection for De La Espada brings people together. A family of furniture comprised of settles, benches, and stools that encourages people to push up and squeeze in together. The settle is high backed for comfort and privacy, without being closed off from the room. It’s open and intimate at the same time, with wraparound arms that give a feeling of warmth. The designs are carefully detailed and reassuringly familiar, in part inspired by archetypal English vernacular furniture, which in its time was a practical stripped back solution to a social need.