Egg Collective's Designing Women exhibition unites New York's female designers
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Egg Collective's Designing Women Exhibition

Egg Collective's Designing Women exhibition unites New York's female designers

New York design company Egg Collective has brought together furniture and homeware by other women designers in the city for an "empowering" exhibition at its West Soho showroom.

Designing Women brings together established names and emerging talents across various design fields.

Egg Collective's Designing Women Exhibition

It is organised and hosted by Egg Collective founders Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis and Hillary Petrie to highlight the work of their peers and to "support equality and empowerment of women worldwide".

The group feels that the timing of the exhibition is crucial, given the current political climate in the US, as well as the ongoing inequality experienced by women worldwide.

Egg Collective's Designing Women Exhibition

"This feels like an important moment to do something bigger, that has a cause and that supports our community, and speaks to the inequities that still exist," said Beamer.

The projects forms part of a wide renewed focus on gender parity, sparked by the election of US president Donald Trump, which resulted in architects and designers joining the millions who marched for women's rights after his inauguration. One of the pink Pussyhats worn during the protests was recently acquired by the V&A museum in London.

Egg Collective's Designing Women Exhibition

All the New York designers and studios that Egg Collective contacted – which had to be all-female owned and run – agreed to participate in the show, which coincides with the city's design season.

"We reached out to women we did know and women we didn't know," Petrie told Dezeen. "Everyone overwhelmingly said yes and it has been such an amazing response."

Egg Collective's Designing Women Exhibition

Each of the items installed in Egg's showroom are for sale, with 20 per cent of proceeds going to local charity Girls Inc, which supports young women.

Exhibition highlights include Hiroko Takeda's trio of intricately handwoven wall hangings, made from coloured and metallic threads, and dark metal furniture by Anna Karlin.

Egg Collective's Designing Women Exhibition

Lindsey Adelman has contributed pendant and table versions of her Knotty Bubbles lights in a new milky blue colour, while Bec Brittain has supplied a pair of her floor-to-ceiling Mercury Lights.

Callidus Guild has taken over a nook in the studio, decorating it with black and gold wallpaper, a matching room divider and a series of mirrors. A rust-coloured crushed velvet chaise longue by Moving Mountains accompanies.

Egg Collective's Designing Women Exhibition

In another area, where the floor is painted millennial pink – the colour that dominated Milan design week this year – a large asymmetric table displays a "cityscape" of 100 thin crystal glasses by Deborah Ehlrich.

One of Kinder Modern's rugs, patterned with bold colourful graphics, is installed up a wall in the same space.

Kinder Modern's rug at Egg Collective's Designing Women Exhibition

Smaller pieces include characterful ceramics by Maria Moyer, a set of vessels by High Gloss, home accessories by Object and Totem, and minimal jewellery designs by Brvtvs.

Egg Collective has contributed its own pieces to the exhibition, including a large wooden coffee table, as well as sofas, dark-coloured cabinets and a set of side tables. Dana Barnes and Ensemble Studio are also represented.

Egg Collective's Designing Women Exhibition

Designing Women opened 1 May 2017 and runs until 26 May 2017, at Egg Collective's showroom, 304 Hudson Street, New York.

The exhibition coincides with the citywide NYCxDesign festival, taking place 3-24 May 2017.

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Egg Collective's Designing Women Exhibition
Egg Collective's Designing Women Exhibition
Egg Collective's Designing Women Exhibition
Egg Collective's Designing Women Exhibition
Egg Collective's Designing Women Exhibition
Egg Collective's Designing Women Exhibition
Egg Collective's Designing Women Exhibition
Egg Collective's Designing Women Exhibition
Knotty Bubbles lights by Lindsey Adelman
Knotty Bubbles lights by Lindsey Adelman
Knotty Bubbles lights by Lindsey Adelman
Knotty Bubbles lights by Lindsey Adelman
Jewlery by Brvtvs
Jewlery by Brvtvs
Jewlery by Brvtvs
Jewlery by Brvtvs
Ceramics by Maria Moyer
Ceramics by Maria Moyer
Ceramics by Maria Moyer
Ceramics by Maria Moyer
Ceramics by Maria Moyer