A surprisingly hard question to answer. Most often people name names of men we read about in magazines or see featured in documentaries.
Heard of Lilly Reich, Gunta Stölzl, Marianne Brandt, Eileen Gray, Charlotte Perriand, Florence Knoll or Ray Eames? There’s a good chance you haven’t.
How about Alvar Aalto, Le Corbusier, Philippe Starck, Arne Jacobsen or Eero Saarinen?
There are numerous people whose design shaped the reality we see and feel but who are rarely mentioned when history is told.
101 Designers tells these stories – through 101 posts about people who helped shape our art, society and daily lives.
“Being a woman, I was given interiors,” – Florence Knoll, who in 1961 became the first woman to receive the Gold Medal for Industrial Design from the American Institute of Architects and who has been credited with revolutionizing office design and bringing modernist design to office interiors.