Notes: 264 pages, 230 images, hardcover. 11.125 inches x 9.625 inches.
About the publication: The most comprehensive, fully illustrated book on women designers ever published–a celebration of more than 200 women product designers from the early twentieth century to the present day
This glorious visual celebration of the most incredible and impactful design ever produced by women designers flips the script on what is historically considered a man's world. Featuring more than 200 designers from more than 50 countries, including icons and trailblazers past and present such as Ray Eames, Eileen Gray, Florence Knoll, Ilse Crawford, Faye Toogood, Nathalie du Pasquier, it records and illuminates the fascinating and overlooked history of women preeminent in the field. With each designer represented by a key product and short text, this fascinating A-Z survey shines a vital spotlight on the most extraordinary objects made by women designers but, more importantly, offers a compelling primer on the best in the field of design demonstrating that design is not–and never has been–a man's world. *via Phaidon
Why it’s worth your time: Woman Made is the primer I always wished for as a teenager. Upon first glance the design world is dominated by men–unfortunately this is something often taught in schools and other learning environments–though it is simply not true. Here we have a wonderful resource for the world of design and a celebration of the women who have always been there, just not necessarily at the forefront.