New York 2019 – 1stdibs, the leading global marketplace for luxury design, and the Female Design Council, an organization dedicated to supporting women in the fields of design and creativity, have teamed up to present the Deeper than Textexhibition featuring decorative pieces and utilitarian objects by 19 women international designers.
On show, textiles, lighting, clay, resin, glass, upholstery and more. The female professionals come from places as widespread as the Netherlands, South Africa, Lebanon, Denmark and locations across the U.S. All share a commitment to the innovative use of materials and strength in form, creating boundary-pushing works that address adversity, rejection, challenges and gender questions.
“With ‘Deeper than Text,’ we are redefining the visual message of women in design,” added Lora Appleton, founder of the Female Design Council as well as of Kinder MODERN. “We live in a society where many personal factors, notably gender, affect how we move through our professional landscape.”
Myra von Busekist’s Pompom Tiger, is composed of nearly 1.400 wool pompoms hand-woven into balls and arranged to resemble a life-size tiger carpet. The Berlin-based designer merges fashion, art, and interior design to create unique soft sculptures meticulously handcrafted in Germany.
Leah Ring of Another Human often blurs the lines between design and art. At ‘Deeper than Text’, the Los Angeles-based designer presents a curvy bright velvet chair. The seat is framed by a colourful knotted wool and silk tapestry by New York artist Malene Barnett and sconces by Brooklyn-based designer Amanda Richards.
Dutch designer Kiki van Eijk debuts in New York and introduces her new Space Poetry collection which explores the relation between space and architecture, the inside and outside. The designer has translated her findings into a series of pieces that “are only suggestions of their physicality, objects that live in the between”.
Konekt is a New York furniture design studio by mother and daughter design duo Helena Sultan and Natasha Sultan, at Deeper than Text, they present an armor pendant from a cluster of three drop-shaped lights draped in chain mail.
Danish artist and designer Cathrine Raben Davidsen launched new pieces such lamps with a special ember glaze developed in Mashiko, Japan while Liz Collins’ new textiles project upcycles woven selvedge waste from industrial weaving to make a fur-like fringe. On show works by prominent New York based designers such as Egg Collective, Elyse Graham, Michele Quan, Alexandra Rowley and Elish Warlop.
Located at located at the the 1stdibs Gallery – Terminal Stores Building, 269 11th Ave, Lobby 4, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 [Map] – the Deeper Than Text exhibition is on display until the end of the month, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- All photos: courtesy of 1stdibs and Female Design Council.