The role of women in the world of design
by Laura S.
At Faberin we value the great influence and presence of women in the field of design. There are many design schools presided over by women who gain a very important weight, both in their evaluations of the works created and by talking about the load of their content or message to be transmitted.
Women have been very important throughout history in different cultural fields, but in the world of design, it was very difficult to establish their beginnings for socio-political reasons.
All those stigmas that placed women out of the spotlight having been knocked down, we have witnessed abysmal progress in the valuation of female work within the world of design.
A clear inspiration: the struggle for equality
The tireless struggle of women to get their works valued in the same way that male works were valued, has brought with it works loaded with messages within the interior world.
This struggle for equality with respect to rights and values of work within the world of design has been built around the term feminism. Feminism defends equality between men and women. There are many women who were initiated into this current without knowing it, transmitting with their works messages charged with a desire to change an unfair situation.
There are many women who have worked for years on their own projects that finally could never see the light for the simple fact of being women. Years of collaboration with architects, designers and artists to get a second or third of the value they deserved. Or even to lose practically all the visibility in their works and to present them under the anonymity to obtain an apex of valuation of the realized works.
The designers have suffered a lot to be where they are today and thus occupy the main places with respect to trends in design but… Who are they?
The most important examples in the history of design
There have been many women who have contributed so that today we understand and perceive design as something that obtains a value independently of its sex.
Among the most important women designers stand out:
Coco Chanel, talking about design and the struggle for women’s rights without referring to her is practically impossible. Coco managed to impose a totally progressive perspective on the world of design, particularly achieved a strong change in women’s clothing betting on comfort in a totally transgressive aesthetics.
Barbara Kruger, who worked as a designer between the 60’s and 80’s, working both with textiles and later focusing on the use of typography and photography. The greatness of her works is timeless, and her works are still used today to make the viewer reflect.
Eileen Gray, considered one of the first internationally recognized women in the world of industrial design. This architect and creator of designer furniture show through her works the precepts of the modern movement. Thanks to her struggle for change, she has managed to turn her furniture into authentic icons.
Highlighting these three women, and taking their example as the basis for creating the most transgressive designs, it can be said that hundreds and hundreds of them have marked a before and after in the world of design.
Eileen Gray, considered one of the first internationally recognized women in the world of industrial design.
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Knows some of Faberin’s product designers
We want to end this post dedicated to the role of women in the world of design by presenting some of Faberin’s product designers, as well as their creations. We hope you will fall in love as you did with us:
Slovak designer Lenka Kozic joined Faberin over a year ago, with whom she brought her designs Bookshelf, an original module shelf and design cup Don’t Cry, which made our community fall in love from the very first moment. Both are products on sale now and are available in our product catalogue.
Design mug Don't Cry by designer Lenka Kozic, only available in Faberin
The Japanese furniture designer Yukiko Izumi, joined Faberin to share her designs with us and the world, turning them into products for sale. Yukiko is also a design teacher, which complements her training and knowledge in the world of design from another perspective. Yukiko arrived in Faberin accompanied by Sen, an elegant Japanese style design screen, which she soon became a product that we can now enjoy.
Design screen Sen by designer Yukiko Izum, only available in Faberin
Mónica Bordanova is a designer and ceramist and creates her own pieces. Specialized in handcrafted crockery, her pieces stand out for the delicacy of their finishes and details. Although Mónica joined Faberin recently, she did not come alone with three of her pieces: Caracol col, La mar Salada y Lullably.
Lullably collection by designer and ceramist Mónica Bordanova, only available in Faberin
Words by Laura S.