The London-based designer spoke to Dezeen's founder and editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs about her work and what the future holds for the design industry.
Crawford is the founder of Studioilse, a multidisciplinary design studio working primarily in interior and product design.
The designer is embarking on a collaboration with influential German design brand Braun to create an online video masterclass in design.
The course will be structured around the key Braun design principles Less But Better, Built To Last and Design For Real Human Need, and aims to provide a framework by which participants can learn the fundamentals of design.
Crawford has also designed interior spaces such as a community soup kitchen in London opened by the renowned chef Massimo Bottura and the VitraHaus showroom in Germany using furniture by Vitra and Artek.
Crawford, who was named Maison&Object's designer of the year in 2016, was profiled in Netflix's documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design, alongside designers and architects like Bjarke Ingels and Es Devlin.
This livestream interview is part of Braun's takeover of VDF today, which also includes a live talk with designer Benjamin Wilson and curator Dr Peter Kapos about the history of the Braun brand, as well as a competition in which the brand's LE03 speaker and a BN0265 Chronograph gentleman's watch can be won at 5:00pm.
Braun is renowned for its functional approach to design, and counts designer Dieter Rams and his protege Dietrich Lubs amongst its heads of design. The brand's mission to create "honest, unobtrusive, practical devices" helped establish it as one of the most influential manufacturers of the 20th century.
Virtual Design Festival
Running from 15 April to 30 June, Virtual Design Festival is the world’s first online design festival. It brings the architecture and design world together to celebrate the culture and commerce of our industry, and explore how it can adapt and respond to extraordinary circumstances.