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Women In Design: A Panel Talk

Collage of portrait photorgaphs of each of the speakers: Charlotte Fiell, Clementine Fiell, Faye Toogood, Ineke Hans and Kim Colin.

Join Charlotte Fiell and Clementine Fiell as they bring together a group of women designers to discuss their new book

This special panel talk brings together a range of voices from the world of design: Faye Toogood, Ineke Hans and Kim Colin.

The discussion will consider women’s design achievements and reflect on issues of under-recognition and under-representation. Panellists will also share perspectives inspired by their own design practice, asking how we can ensure that future generations of women designers are motivated.

Women in Design celebrates over a century of female creativity and ingenuity within all areas of design, including fashion, textiles, furniture, lighting, product, automotive, industrial, graphic and interactive as well as architecture.

Featuring more than 100 profiles of pioneering women designers, such as Ray Eames, Charlotte Perriand and Zaha Hadid, the book also introduces the fascinating and often untold stories of lesser-known designers who have shaped and enriched the story of design.

This event is in collaboration with Laurence King.


Charlotte Fiell

Charlotte Fiell is a leading authority on the history, theory and criticism of design and has authored and edited over 50 books on the subject, including Design of the 20th Century, The Story of Design and the bestselling 1000 Chairs.

Clementine Fiell

Clementine Fiell is a London-based writer, editor and researcher. She was awarded the prestigious Felicity Green Award for Fashion Journalism. She has since held various editorial and art direction roles at a number of titles and organisations including: Vice, POP Magazine, Arena Homme Plus, Mario Testino and Vivienne Westwood.

Faye Toogood

Faye Toogood is a British artist working in a diverse range of disciplines, from sculpture to furniture and fashion. Her works have been acquired for the permanent collections of institutions worldwide. Faye has been exhibited at Phillips and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Triennale in Milan, and D Museum in Seoul. She is represented by Friedman Benda in New York.

Ineke Hans

Ineke Hans designs furniture, products, exhibitions and spaces with content, explores new design strategies and works for leading international manufacturers. In 1998 she set up her studio in the Netherlands and in 2015 she moved back to the UK and set up the London Salons. Since 2017 she is professor Design and Social Context at the University of the Arts in Berlin.

Kim Colin

Kim Colin is from Los Angeles, where she received her Master of Architecture and her Bachelor of Art in art history. In 2002, she co-founded London design studio Industrial Facility with English industrial designer Sam Hecht. Kim is a Royal Designer for Industry, the first woman to be recognised for Product and Furniture Design since the honours were founded in 1936.

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2 October 2019 at 20.00–21.00