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Ilse Crawford (founder of Studioilse) was awarded an MBE for services to interior design in 2014. Here, she tells us why Simon Jones and Jack Neville – aka Simon Jones Studio ( below) – are names to watch (studioilse.com). ‘The beauty of Simon Jones Studio’s furniture lies in its intelligent simplicity,’ says Crawford. ‘The practice is built on the creative use of everyday materials, with a strong focus on quality workmanship and careful detail. Its pieces are thoughtful and well produced.’ Working out of its Kentish Town workshop, the brand combines furniture design (‘RK’ table, below) with architectural projects. It has worked on seating for Ikea’s collaboration with Hay, created a display system for the Design Museum, and tables for Sebastian Wrong at Established & Sons. Its new range for Hay will launch this autumn (simonjonesstudio.co.uk).