"A fascinating insight into the women who have shaped the way we live" – ELLE DECORATIONDesign throughout history has been profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women. But in a narrative that eagerly promotes their male counterparts, their contributions are all too often overlooked. 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. Through 21 engaging profiles, this book 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 Zaha Hadid. 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, consultant, curator and writer. Before establishing a commercial gallery to support critical and conceptual design, she was curator at London's Design Museum. Her work with museums and institutions, including the Serpentine Galleries in London and Centre Pompidou in Paris, has produced a wealth of exhibitions that celebrate the breadth and diversity of design. She has authored two publications on the cultures of collecting design and contributed to many magazines and publications about both contemporary and historical design. Women Design is her third book and champions dozens of international design pioneers from the past 120 years. In 2014 Libby was honoured by the Women of the Year awards as a Woman of Achievement in the Arts.