From architects and product designers to textileÂ artists and digital innovators,Â Women DesignÂ profiles a selection of the most dynamic female designersÂ from the modern era,Â showcasing their finest work and celebratingÂ their enduring influence.
Design throughout history has been profoundlyÂ shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women;Â as practitioners, commentators, educators and commissioners.Â But in a narrativeÂ that eagerly promotesÂ their male counterparts, their contributionsÂ are allÂ too often overlooked.
Women DesignÂ seeks to redress that balance, delving into the lives and works of some of the most talented design minds of the 20th and 21st centuries, from architects and artists to designers of all stripes.
Through 21 engaging profiles,Â Women DesignÂ rediscoversÂ and revels in the work ofÂ pioneers such asÂ Eileen Gray, Lora Lamm and Lella Vignelli, whileÂ shining a spotlight on modern-day trailblazers includingÂ Kazuyo Sejima, Hella Jongerius and Neri Oxman.
Richly illustrated with beautiful archival imagery, this isÂ a rareÂ glimpseÂ intoÂ theÂ working worlds of some of the most influentialÂ forces inÂ contemporary design. Detailed text from design historian Libby Sellers brings the lives and work of these fascinating women to life, exploring how they overcame the challenges of working in a male-dominated world in order to see their groundbreaking creative visions realised.
This book is an invaluable work, a must-read for anyone who claims to know about design, and an inspiring insight into the lives and legacies of 21 truly brilliant women whose work has irrevocably shaped the world around us today.
“A fascinating insight into the women who have shaped the way we live” -Â ELLE DECORATION