EXHIBITION

Forward, Together

“Designing Women,” curated by Egg Collective, puts female designers on center stage in New York.

“Designing Women,” curated by Egg Collective, puts female designers on center stage in New York.

“When you think about femininity,” says Manhattan-based lighting designer Lindsey Adelman, “it’s not about something pretty or delicate. It’s about something different in the way we view and process the world. It’s not about winning the race, but creating a connective energy for improvement.”

Walking into Egg Collective’s studio, where the firm has staged its “Designing Women” exhibition, this energy is palpable. The show, which closes today, brings together 15 female designers and artists, all based in New York, to create a powerful—and peaceful—palette.

"Designing Women" at the Egg Collective studio.
"Designing Women" at the Egg Collective studio.

Stephanie Beamer, Hillary Petrie, and Crystal Ellis of Egg Collective selected the presented pieces, including a table of their own, to span a vast range of scale and materiality. One of the first things seen from the entrance of the firm’s light-flooded space is a jumbo ball of felted merino wool, Rigger’s Knot by Dana Barnes. Suspended nearby is one of Adelman’s Knotty Bubbles pendant lamps in a new milky aqua colorway she custom-made especially for the show.

Partnership
Large Knotty Bubbles pendant light by Lindsey Adelman.

Further exploration of the exhibition reveals pieces delicate gold and diamond-dotted jewelry from Caroline Ventura’s BRVTVS collection displayed on an Anna Karlin layered dining table, surrounded by works from Brooklyn-based luxury wallcovering studio Callidus Guild, a wall-hung Kinder Modern rug, and Bec Brittain’s Mercury Strand lights. Other designers in show include Deborah Ehrlich, Maria Moyer, Hiroko Takeda, Natalie Herrera of High Gloss, Syrette Lew of Moving Mountains, and Julianne Ahn of Object and Totem. It’s as much of a visual feast as it sounds.

7
SLIDESHOW
"Designing Women"
(Photos courtesy Egg Collective)
"Designing Women"

Isla coffee table by Egg Collective.
"Designing Women"

"Gathering 2017" by Hiroko Takeda.
"Designing Women"

Wallpaper, paravent, and mirrors by Callidus Guild.
"Designing Women"

Ceramics by High Gloss.
"Designing Women"

Nuda Duo by Maria Moyer.
"Designing Women"

Lithops Landscape and Untitled Pink Vessel by Maria Moyer. (Photo: Lily Wan)
"Designing Women"

Glacier 100 glasses by Deborah Ehrlich.
Partnership

Regardless of scale and material, the works and designers behind them speak the same language. It’s one of strength, community, and beauty. “Once all the work arrived in the space and we laid it all out, it felt very empowering to know you could design a space entirely using women designers,” says Beamer of Egg Collective. Much like the maxim of Girls, Inc., the nonprofit Egg Collective is donating 20 percent of show sales to, “Designing Women” leaves a strong, smart, and bold impression.

 

“Designing Women” is being shown at Egg Collective’s studio, located at 304 Hudson St., #307. Though today is the show’s closing day, the pieces can be purchased online here.

(Photos courtesy Egg Collective)


 

See All of Our NYCxDesign 2017 Coverage

All Stories