Egg Collective, a female-owned-and-led design studio, is featuring works of female designers in "Designing Women II: Masters, Mavericks, Mavens" for NYCxDesign Week 2018, at its New York venue.
“Conceived of as a conversation across both time and space, the second iteration of the show builds upon the critical acclaim of 2017's inaugural show. This year's exhibition features an international roster of work from both contemporary and historical female voices. Co-curated with Lora Appleton, the founder of kinderMODERN and The Female Design Council, the selected works are intended to foster a conversation about how women have achieved success, blazed trails, and furthered their craft over time,” says the gallery.
Highlights of the exhibition include a multicolored paper pulp structural shelf designed by Katie Stout, Mary Giles's symmetrical wall art of delicate mesh wires, and a series of white marble lights by Kristin Victoria Barron.
Swedish designer Greta Magnusson Grossman’s custom-upholstered cream sofa from 1949, which was designed for her own home, occupies one wall. Some other vintage pieces include a white oval coffee table from 1972 by Italian maker Cini Boeri, a chair and matching ottoman from 1956 by Danish designer Nanna Ditzel, and animal-like ceramics from the 1950s and 60s by American artist Leza McVey.
Some of the exhibited pieces have been contributed by Egg Collective including a large wood table with organic edges atop a steel tubular frame, a low pine cabinet with delicate flat door-pulls, and another dark wood circular dining table.
The exhibition "Designing Women II: Masters, Mavericks, Mavens" coincides with NYCxDesign festival, which runs through May 23, 2018 at venues across the city.
Egg Collective is a New York-based design company established in 2011 by three female designers — Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis, and Hillary Petrie. Pulling from its founders’ backgrounds in architecture, art, and woodworking, the company creates items that are intended to stand the test of time. All of Egg Collective’s work is made in its own woodshop and in collaboration with a community of small-scale fabricators.
“Designing Women II” is on view through June 1, 2018, at Egg Collective, 304 Hudson Street, 307, New York-USA.