WOMEN DESIGN, PIONEERS FROM THE TWENTIETH CENTURY TO THE PRESENT DAY: TALK AND BOOK SIGNING WITH LIBBY SELLERS
Join us for a talk on women and design, presented by Libby Sellers. Libby will present at this occasion her book, Women Design: Pioneers from the twentieth century to the present day.
From architects and product designers to textile artists and digital innovators, Women Design profiles a selection of the most dynamic female designers from the modern era, showcasing their finest work and celebrating their enduring influence.
Design throughout history has been profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women; as practitioners, commentators, educators and commissioners. But in a narrative that eagerly promotes their male counterparts, their contributions are all too often overlooked. Through 21 engaging profiles, Women Design rediscovers and revels in the work of pioneers such as Eileen Gray, Lora Lamm and Lella Vignelli, while shining a spotlight on modern-day trailblazers including Kazuyo Sejima, Hella Jongerius and Neri Oxman. Richly illustrated with archival imagery, this is a rare glimpse into the working worlds of some of the most influential forces in contemporary design
Libby Sellers is a design historian, independent curator and writer based in London.
She was former senior curator of London’s Design Museum (2000-2007) and supported emerging design through her eponymous gallery (2007-2015). Now Libby focuses on writing and curation for personal initiatives, private galleries and public institutions, including her most recent for Frieze New York 2020 on the materiality of colour. She has authored numerous essays, catalogues and publications on design. In 2018 Women Design, a survey of inspiring female practitioners from the last 100 years, was published by Frances Lincoln and has resulted in countless lectures, talks and articles on gender diversity in design ever since. In 2014 Libby was honoured by the British Women of the Year awards as a Woman of Achievement in the Arts.