Women Designers of the 20th and 21st Centuries
In this course we will explore the work of women designers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Our focus will be in the areas of furniture, lighting, objects, textiles and jewelry design. This course will be a survey of female designers in all countries with a strong design program (even if they were part of a design couple such as Charles and Ray Eames). The major names from the 20th century include Charlotte Perriand, Eileen Gray, Maria Pergay, Greta Grossman, Florence Knoll, Claude Lalanne, among others. We will look at their accomplishments and their challenges in a male-dominated world of design. For the 21st century, we will focus on the enduring appeal of designers such as Zaha Hadid, Pia Maria Raeder, Joana Vasconcelos, among others.
You'll Walk Away with
- Familiarity with important designers of decorative arts, furniture, lighting, textiles, and jewelry
- Knowledge about design trends of the 20th and 21st centuries
- Art enthusiasts
- Aspiring and practicing arts professionals