Who run the world? Girls! Yes, the world of design also offers a great amount of women that create innovative and remarkable items.
International Women’s Day is the perfect event to focus on 8 talented female designers. Each woman has a powerful story including a great vision and a lot of hard work so even the most surprising dreams come true.
AR.M | Anna Rosa Moschouti
Anna Rosa Moschouti studied architecture in Greece, dreaming of becoming a successful architect. Little did she know that two years later she would quit her dream job as an architect in the Netherlands, in order to fully pursue her side-job of making statement jewellery. AR.M | Anna Rosa Moschouti, comes from a more empowered and confident place. With this brand, Anna envisions to offer a great variety of everyday design jewellery while putting her architectural signature more evidently in her work.
La Femme Garniture
La Femme Garniture is the label founded by Sabine Van Acker. Inspired by her father, who was shoe designer, Sabine designs knitwear accessories for fashion and interior. She developed a unique style that is elegant and warm, with a slight vintage feel. As a former graphic designer, Sabine has an eye for detail and is constantly searching for new textures, structures and patterns in different materials. Her ability to almost feel colour and her intuition and deep knowledge of materials lead to these products. All her work become knitted in Belgium.
Mette Ditmer has been designing and selling interior accessories under her own name since 1995. Design, quality and concept – those are the key words for Mette Ditmer’s range. From the first line on paper until the final product, much time is spent on details. This means that every concept is thought through in expression and form. “Keep it simple” is her motto. Mette Ditmer stands for a pure, simple and honest design – the Scandinavian way of thinking and designing. Her style is graphic, colourful and always with a twist. “Design is like real life: it is the small things, the details, which make the difference.”
A poor posture, a constant reminder of parents, a broken collar bone and hard work are key ingredients that made Swedish Posture global. Emma Pihl, the founder, realized that today’s deskbound routine has led to an epidemic of poor posture due to inadequate movements coupled with too little exercise or inactive lifestyle. As a solution she invented her brand with some inspiration from the rehabilitation of a broken collarbone. Swedish Posture has developed products that contribute to improved posture, and adding mobility into your life while you’re spending time completing other activities. A kind reminder for better posture and the perfect remedy for bunch backs and iPad necks.
Silvia Ceñal by Emko
Silvia Ceñal, born in 1985 in San Sebastián, graduated as a technical engineer and found her first job in the furniture and interior design business. These experiences are the reasons why she became a designer. Silva is inspired by different concepts such as simplicity, the intensity of wood and bright colours. Variation is king (or queen?)! Anyway, she launched her designs at various furniture and lighting labels such as Emko from Lithuania.
Redopapers is a young design brand of Linde Luyten and Tille Lingier. The source material of the brand? Paper surpluses! By producing locally they aim to keep their ecological footprint low. These are the four pillars of their mission: design, social, sustainability, local & handmade. Driven by a passion for real craftsmanship, typography and beautiful, tactile design, Redopapers explores ways to repurpose paper surpluses to create unique, handmade design products.
Paola Navone by Serax
Paola Navone graduated in 1973 in architecture from the Turin Politecnico. She worked together with Alessandro Mendini, Ettore Sottsass Jr. and Andrea Branzi in the Alchimia group in the 70’s and 80’s. Studio Alchimia was a radical and progressive design group with an avant-garde stance, founded in Milan. A philosophy that gained her the famous Osaka Internation Design award in 1983. Paola is also a citizen of the world, the reason why her collections are inspired by the taste and colours of her many travels.
Gerda Liudvinavičiūtė of Celsius 273 is all about creating an innovative business. Her Lithuanian brand specialises in handmade, concrete jewellery. Her style? A love letter to urban architecture, different textures and the endless colour palette of concrete. Gerda was also the winner of the Most Creative Startup of the Year in 2018. Keep an eye on her, the best is yet to come!