The one-year anniversary of the Women’s March is just a few days away. This time last year, foks from all over the country who participated in the Women’s March in Washington D.C. set a record for the largest protest in U.S. history! Here in LA, crowds were estimated at 750,000 and the mood was inspiration, uplifting, and grounding. It was such a humbling reminder of all the work past generations of women have done to get us to this moment and that we have the opportunity to carry the torch forward by doing our part to expand the definition of diversity and equality.
The design industry is no exception. Female designers have been expanding the definition of design, pushing the envelope, and creating unexpected beautiful things for centuries. I’ve made a bold move and included myself in this roundup too — if you dream it you can build it ;D
- Eileen Gray
- Charolette Perrand
- Zaha Hadid
- Patricia Urquiola
- Ray Eames
- Maija Isola
- Gae Aulenti
- India Mahdavi
- Greta Grossman
- Nanna Ditzel
- Kazuyo Sejima
- Justina Blakeney (he he)
- Lella Vignelli
- Paola Navone
Some of our favorite female designers are Ray Eames, who captured the imaginations of feminist art critics in the 1960s, Nanna Ditzel, mother of the hanging egg chair, and Eileen Gray, a pioneer of the Modern Movement in architecture. We rounded up some gorgeous pieces by some of our favorite iconic female designers over on one of our partner sites, Chairish. Check them out and let us know which female designers inspire you!
- Eileen Gray Bibendum Armchair
- Charlotte Perriand Yellow ‘Cp1’ Wall Light
- Patricia Urquiola Green Re-Trouve Highback Chair & Sheepskin
- Charles and Ray Eames Lcw Lounge Chairs – A Pair
- 1971 Tiger Silkscreen by Marimekko (Maija Isola)
- Gae Aulenti ‘Parola’ Table Lamp for Fontana Arte
- Greta Grossman for Glenn of California Walnut Coffee Table
- Nanna Ditzel Yellow Fiberglass Chair
- Justina Blakeney Rattan Dining Chairs – A Pair
- Heller Vignelli (Lella Vignelli) Stacking Orange Plate Bowl 30 Pcs
- Gervasoni (Paola Navone) Gray 24 Solid Walnut Chair
There is a Women’s March anniversary event this Saturday and I will be attending the Los Angeles event with my family. I hope to see you out in the streets! For more info about marches in your area, you can visit the Women’s March website.
Courtney M. says
All these extraordinary women deserve admiration.Number 3 and 6 are my favorite.
Jennifer Steger says
Dear Justina, I have 2 of your books and the women’s day march print benefiting the women’s shelter. I support your efforts. I will be at the Seattle Women’s March (Impeach Trump) March tomorrow. I fall into despair sometimes since he was elected. Participating in these events, seeing the numbers of people who resist far outweigh the supporters of Trump give me hope. Keep at it!
Thank you for this incredibly inspiring post. I love and appreciate your work, blog and spirit. Thank you for all the inspiration and encouragement you make and share. You go girl!!!
Varsha | LuxuryVillas says
Wonderful collection !! 3 is my favorite!!.
helix jump says
I like this design. Like bringing blue sea to your room
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