Published by Phaidon, Woman Made: Great Women Designers is the most comprehensive book to date focused exclusively on female designers. The richly illustrated encyclopedic book introduces the reader to the careers and works of more than 200 well- and lesser-known women designers from the early 20th century to the present day, offering a fresh perspective on the usually quite male-dominated design history. The book was edited by researcher Jane Hall, one of the founders of the London-based Assemble collective.
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.