FDC Open Meeting with Egg Collective - NYC
Jul
22
6:30 PM18:30

FDC Open Meeting with Egg Collective - NYC

July FDC open meeting generously hosted by contemporary furniture design and manufacturing company Egg Collective. Founded in 2011 by FDC council member Stephanie Beamer and FDC design studio members Crystal Ellis and Hillary Petrie. Each item in Egg Collective’s collection is handmade from natural materials that are intended to stand the test of time. Come celebrate the opening of their brand new Tribeca Showroom at 151 Hudson Street and view some of the gorgeous new works by artists including Mimi Jung, Kristina Riska, Tealia Ellis Ritter, alongside FDC Members Yolande Batteau and Bari Ziperstein.

Enjoy an evening to connect with fellow women in design.

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FDC Open Meeting with Konekt - NYC
Jun
19
6:30 PM18:30

FDC Open Meeting with Konekt - NYC

June FDC open meeting generously hosted by furniture design company and FDC design studio members, Helena + Natasha Sultan of Konekt Furniture. Founded by Helena in 2015, Konekt creates tactile pieces that engage the senses. 

Enjoy an evening to connect with fellow women in design and to see the beautiful furniture showroom of Konekt. 

 
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May
17
2:00 PM14:00

FDC Private Preview of Next Level - NYC

Female Design Council hosted an exclusive members only preview of Next Level on May 17 from 2-4pm. Featuring work by 35 designers throughout a 9,000 square-foot space, including FDC member & Next Level Founder, Shanan Campanaro / Eskayel and FDC members Bari Ziperstein / Bzippy & Co, Emiliana Gonzalez and Jessie Young / Estudio Persona, Kira de Paola / Kin & Company, Rachel Bullock and Molly Purnell / LAUN, Kate Casey / Peg Woodworking, and Keren Springer / Wüd Furniture Design.

Next Level launched in 2018 as an ephemeral design gallery, Next Level challenges traditional profit-led trade show formats and conventional gallery curation, blurring the line between art and design. Instead, it operates as a benevolent ecosystem in which over 40 premier independent designers and artists collectively display their work, showcasing community’s role in creation and acknowledging their connection to each other and to the larger world. 

MEMBERS ONLY

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1stdibs + FDC: Deeper than Text
May
11
to May 31

1stdibs + FDC: Deeper than Text

1stdibs, the leading global marketplace for luxury design, and the Female Design Council (FDC), an organization dedicated to supporting women in the fields of design and creativity, teamed up to present “Deeper than Text,” an exhibition featuring all women designers held at the 1stdibs gallery during NYCxDESIGN 2019.

Curated by FDC founder Lora Appleton, “Deeper than Text” showcases 19 designers whose works include both decorative pieces and utilitarian objects, spanning the mediums of textiles, lighting, clay, resin, glass, upholstery and more. Every item in the exhibition can be purchased through the 1stdibs.com FDC digital storefront.

“1stdibs is committed to supporting the design community, and we admire the work the Female Design Council has done advocating for women in the industry,” said Cristina Miller, chief commercial officer of 1stdibs. “We’re thrilled to collaborate with Lora and the FDC for this exhibition and to turn a spotlight on these remarkably talented makers.”

“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. This exhibition presents incredibly high-quality and innovative works that challenge viewers to look beyond the mundane and focus on the objects, the investigation and the dedication to the creative process. Partnering with 1stdibs to display this exhibition during NYCxDESIGN provides us with an incredible platform to showcase these works and spread this message.”

The show’s 17 established and two emerging artists come from places as widespread as the Netherlands, South Africa, Lebanon, Denmark and locations across the U.S. All share a commitment to 1 the innovative use of materials and strength in form, creating boundary-pushing works that address adversity, rejection, challenges and gender questions.

 
 
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May
4
4:00 PM16:00

TEFAF Talk: Toward a Feminist Interior

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Search the internet for “Feminism and Interior Design” and you’ll find results advocating the reclaiming of the color pink or images of interiors showcasing empowering catchphrases on the wall. Beyond these mere aesthetic or surface considerations, we ask in conversation: What is a feminist interior? In what way has feminism informed the practice of interior design? This panel discusses the relationship of feminism to interior design through the lens of history, theory, and practice, and explores the ways that design is being used to create powerful and inspiring environments for women by women.

PANEL CONVERSATION / TEFAF
Lora Appleton, Founder / Creative Director, kinder MODERN, Founder / Female Design Council, Virginia Black, Co-founder, Feminist Architecture Collaborative, Shashi Caan, Founding Partner, THE COLLECTIVE & Globally We Design (GloW-DESIGN) & Carly Cannell, President and Founder of Weetu 

MODERATOR  
Cotter Christian, Director, BFA Interior Design, Assistant Professor, Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, The New School

 
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Apr
25
6:30 PM18:30

Private Tour of Linger Still at Assembly Room - NYC

FDC private tour of Linger Still, an exhibition curated by Emily Burns showcasing new work by Kaveri Raina. In her paintings, Raina depicts the sensation of navigating unfamiliar territory. Born and raised in Delhi, India, and moving to the United States at a young age, she grapples with the questions of self and reflects on her past and future through themes of displacement, in-betweenness, and unease through painting. She considers her work an extension of her parents, their upbringing, and the morals and teachings they instilled in her. Read more

ASSEMBLY ROOM invites female curators to collaborate, come together, break the rules, defy the status quo, as well as create compelling art, exhibitions, and experiences. They are building a strong community of women to deepen the understanding of women’s work and offer support for female curators to achieve groundbreaking and inspiring results.

MEMBERS ONLY

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Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

FDC + AELFIE / Sunday Hang - NYC

  • 892 Lorimer Street Brooklyn, NY, 11222 (map)
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Fun Sunday Hang at Aelfie's studio. Sip some wine, enjoy the beautiful, graphic rugs, and take part in a special cadavre exquis collaborative drawing experience. The finished piece will be emailed to FDC members. 

*If you don’t want to join in the activity, you are still welcome to join us to hang out and mingle.

MEMBERS ONLY

 
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Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Private Tour of R & Company's Library and Archives - NYC

Private tour of design gallery R & Company’s Library and Archives in their newly renovated, three storied, 8,000 square foot space at 64 White Street. R & Company’s Director of Archives and Publications, Michelle Jackson-Beckett led a tour of women active in design and architecture in the United States and Brazil during the mid-twentieth century, with a focus on Nanzita Ladeira Salgado, Lina Bo Bardi, Elaine K. Sewell Jones, and Greta Magnusson Grossman. 

MEMBERS ONLY

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Jan
23
6:30 PM18:30

Back to Life: Design & Care

Join the Female Design Council for an evening of rejuvenation at Takamichi Beauty Room: a jewel box that’s equal parts apothecary, salon, and neighborhood hangout. 

Sip wine and shop exclusives including AER Scents, a 100% botanical perfume line from Berlin, Lamazuma, a French vegan, organic, and zero-waste product line, and Skinergies, a sun protection line based on photoadaptation. Other hand-picked items rounding out the quirky roster include Ortigia’s luxurious bath and body products, Lord Jones's CBD cream and edibles, and Mary Allan natural face oil and serum. All guests will get 10% off their purchases storewide.

Featuring work by FDC members Helena and Natasha Sultan from Konekt.

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Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30

Fuigo x FDC Event

Community, Collaboration & the Creative Proces s  Female Design Council (FDC) and Fuigo invite you to a powerful discussion on the interplay of gender, community and creativity.  Join FDC Founder Lora Appleton and an esteemed panel of female interior designers, architects and artist/makers in a discussion on the integral role of community in the design process.  The panelists - all specialists in applied material arts from different perspectives - will delve into the interplay of gender and collaboration, and how it can uniquely accelerate the creative process. The conversation will focus on sharing best practices and first hand experience that can help all creatives enrich and elevate their craft.   Panelists   Analisse Taft / Founder, ALT for Living  Jean Lee / Founder, L&G Studio  Francine Monaco / Architect & Founder, D'aquino Monaco  Brit Kleinman / Designer, Founder, AVO

Community, Collaboration & the Creative Process

Female Design Council (FDC) and Fuigo invite you to a powerful discussion on the interplay of gender, community and creativity.

Join FDC Founder Lora Appleton and an esteemed panel of female interior designers, architects and artist/makers in a discussion on the integral role of community in the design process.

The panelists - all specialists in applied material arts from different perspectives - will delve into the interplay of gender and collaboration, and how it can uniquely accelerate the creative process. The conversation will focus on sharing best practices and first hand experience that can help all creatives enrich and elevate their craft.

Panelists

Analisse Taft / Founder, ALT for Living

Jean Lee / Founder, L&G Studio

Francine Monaco / Architect & Founder, D'aquino Monaco

Brit Kleinman / Designer, Founder, AVO


 

DESIGNER VOICES: GENDER, COMMUNITY, AND COLLABORATION

By Hayley Crowell

 

 
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FMS In Good Company FDC Private Tour
Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

FMS In Good Company FDC Private Tour

Member Event
A private tour of In Good Company
a group show presented by Fernando Mastrangelo Studio!

The second edition of the annual exhibition is curated by Fernando Mastrangelo and Hannah Martin, senior design writer for Architectural Digest, and brings together a group of young artists and designers whose work represents a post-industrial shift in thinking about materials.

The exhibition will be on view to the public September 8th – October 5th (by appointment only).

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Women in Design at the Forefront of Change
May
13
4:00 PM16:00

Women in Design at the Forefront of Change

Brooklyn Designs at the Brooklyn Museum

An insightful conversation with Frances Bronet (Pratt Institute), Lora Appleton (Female Design Council & kinder MODERN), Alyse Archer-Coité (A/D/O), Jessica Iwaniec (Pembrooke & Ives) and Whitney Godfrey-Dardik (R & Company) who are successfully navigating the design industry and engaging exceptional work while motivating change. From interior design to education and cultural programming, the panel offers unique perspectives on female culture in design and highlights women who are pushing through gender challenges to further their careers while promoting the work of others.

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Women's History Month at Babou Gallery
Mar
8
to Apr 20

Women's History Month at Babou Gallery

Babou New York

Please visit the newly expanded gallery where Babou will be celebrating Women's History Month, featuring a selection of contemporary female artists working across diverse mediums.  Artists represented include painters Irina Alimanestianu and Michele D'ermo, photographer Julia Gillard and multi-media artist Sandra Shashou.  

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City of Tomorrow: Women in Design
Jan
27
12:00 PM12:00

City of Tomorrow: Women in Design

Women in Design

FDC founder Lora Appleton with some of the industry’s top female entrepreneurs shared their remarkable journeys in design at the Women in Design Panel January 27th at City of Tomorrow; Real Estate, Architecture & Design Summit at the 92nd Street Y.

Malene BarnettMalene B Atelier
Lora Appleton, 
Elena Frampton, Frampton Co.
Moderated by Mieke ten Have

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