Woman Made: Great Women Designers

Woman Made: Great Women Designers is a celebration of more than 200 women product designers from the early twentieth century to the present day.

With a national spotlight on inequality, this highly visual and engaging compendium helps set the record straight on the extensive contributions of women to the field of design. Far more than just consumers, Women Made: Great Women Designers tells the story of more than 200 female trailblazers who served as the creative force behind many familiar “man-made” objects of beauty and utility. Representing 50+ countries—and many intersections with the New York design community of past and present—this authoritative and engaging primer illuminates the names, faces, and products on the “best of” in furniture, product, textile, and lighting design from the 20th and 21st centuries.  

More than just a scholarly and richly illustrated print resource, the book is accompanied by a new online platform, www.thewomanmade.com, alongside panel discussions at universities with design specialties across the country and a scholarship to support a female undergraduate student.

“If this book teaches us anything, it’s that we are living in a world designed by women.”

– Fast Company


Author Bio

Jane Hall is the inaugural recipient of the British Council Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship (2013) and a founding member of Assemble, the London-based, Turner Prize-winning collective. Jane’s own projects within the collective focus on collaborative practice between artists and architects, explored through exploratory installation and exhibition design. She is the author of Breaking Ground: Architecture by Women published by Phaidon in 2019.

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