designist would like to wish you a very Happy International Women's Day!
Not only is it Women's Day, it is also Pancake Tuesday and therefore a very good day in our book. Yum.
As an homage to some of the inspirational women who have had great impact on design over the years, we decided to compile our very own list of WOMEN WE LOVE. The list below is not exhaustive, it's just a nod to those who we consider well worth knowing about. Please feel free to comment and add your own suggestions to the list.
We hope this makes for good reading.
WARNING: list-making and wikipedia reading work up a great appetite for pancakes!
1. EILEEN GRAY
Irish architect and product designer. She worked in Paris and was famous for E1027 table and Bibendum chair.
2. INEKE HANS
Current design superstar famous for work with self inflated, royal vkb & capellini - designer of our garlic crusher.
3. HELLA JONGERIUS
Current design superstar, worked with Droog design and Vitra - famous for sofas and pots.
4. RAY EAMES
One half of arguably the most important, definitely the most liked design team of the last century. Designers of bent plywood chairs, countless toys, the time line etc.
5. CHARLOTTE PERRIAND
Watch the video below. Very under rated French designer who actually designed most of Le Corbusier's furniture.
6. MARIANNE BRANDT
Silver smith & head of metalwork at the Bauhaus.
7. LUCIENNE DAY
8. BELLE KOGAN
One of the founders of the Industrial design profession. Worked for Bakelite & Zippo.
9. TOMOKO AZUMI
Famous for furniture pieces for Zilio, and work for Swarosvki, Mark & Guzzini.
10. ZAHA HADID
Infamous architect and product designer.
11. PHYLLIS PEARSALL
Designer of the London A-Z. Watch the video below.
12. MONIKA PIATKOWSKI
Design genius behind HIVE