Kering and Phaidon join forces to launch Woman Made: Great Women Designers

NEW YORK, October 13, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Launched today, Kering and Phaidon are proud to present Made by a woman: great creative women. This comprehensive new book shines a light on women of the past, present and future, and their contributions to the design of furniture, textiles, products and lighting. Aiming to inspire and educate the next generation of designers, this partnership will offer free content and resources on the new online platform: The programming will also include a series of panels at academic design institutions in United States, and a scholarship to support an undergraduate student for the next school year.

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The multi-faceted platform will be enriched with exclusive content from the book, including a full register of 200 designers, Q&A with designers; Aljoud Lootah, Anna karlin, Dina Nur Satti, Faye Toogood, Hella Jongerius, Lindsey Adelman, and Kim colin, and three filmed visits to designers’ studios Mette Hay, Rosie Li, and Mimi Shodeinde. In an effort to connect and inspire young design students, Tennessee State University, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will host design conferences led by designers Lani Adéoye, Patricia urquiola, and Nada Debs, respectively.

To strengthen their commitment to the future and sustainability of women in design, Kering will present the Women on the move scholarship, a price of up to $ 25,000 to support an outstanding undergraduate female designer currently enrolled in an accredited university in United States. The scholarship will benefit a student whose program is focused on product, furniture, textiles or lighting design, and support their tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 academic year. Applications will be open from November, 1st, 2021.

“We are delighted to partner again with Phaidon on a platform that celebrates women in the arts. Woman made turns the storyline on what is historically a patriarchal industry and highlights the most extraordinary objects made by women over the past 100 years. This partnership is a testament to Kering’s continued commitment to the empowerment of women and aligns perfectly with our Women on the move program. Through this initiative, we not only honor the contributions of talented women, but also provide a platform to educate and inspire others. »- Laurent Claquin, President of Kering Americas

The sequel to Phaidon’s bestseller,


Woman Made: Great Creative Women

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, PhD, covers four design categories – products, furniture, textiles and lighting – and showcases the work of more than 200 designers from more than 50 countries around the world.

“Phaidon is proud to champion the work of pioneering women in product design around the world. Following the resounding success of Great women artists in 2019, we are thrilled to partner with Kering to further highlight the profound impact women have had and continue to have in the creative arts. Keith fox, CEO of Phaidon

Woman made is a celebration; an attempt to expand the places and institutions to which we turn for design. Thanks to Phaidon and Kering for amplifying the message of the book. I hope readers will find joy in an amazing creation story. “- Jane hall, author of Woman made

On sale for $ 59.95 departure October 13, 2021, Woman Made: Great Creative Women is the most comprehensive and fully illustrated book on women product designers ever published. For more information, please visit

About Women on the Move

Kering’s commitment to women is at the heart of the Group’s priorities and extends through Women In Motion to the field of art and culture, where gender inequalities are still glaring while creation is one of the most powerful drivers of change.

In 2015, Kering launched Women In Motion at the Festival de Cannes with the aim of highlighting women in cinema, in front of and behind the camera. Since then, the program has been expanded to include the fields of photography, art, literature, choreography and design. Through its Awards, the program rewards both inspiring personalities and talented young women, while its Talks offer the opportunity for leading personalities to share their perspective on the representation of women in their profession.

For seven years, Women In Motion has been a platform of choice to help change mentalities and reflect on the place and recognition of women in artistic fields.

About Kering

A global luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned fashion, leather goods, jewelry and watchmaking houses: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo, Qeelin, Ulysses Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Houses to set new limits on their creative expression while shaping the luxury of tomorrow in a sustainable and responsible manner. We capture these beliefs in our signature: “Empowering Imagination”. In 2020, Kering had more than 38,000 employees and sales of 13.1 billion euros.

About Phaidon

Phaidon is the world’s leading creative arts publisher with over 1,500 titles in print. They work with the world’s most influential artists, chefs, writers and thinkers to produce innovative books on art, photography, design, architecture, fashion, food and travel, as well as illustrated books. for children. Phaidon is headquartered at London and New York City.


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