"Designing Women," brings together 15 New York based female design companies. The exhibition highlights the work of women at varying career stages and calls attention to the contributions female designers are making to the industry and the inequity that continues to exist.
In 2016/2017, the three co-founders of Egg Collective had a number of frank conversations about what it meant to be a woman in the design industry and in the world at large. Based on those conversations, and the political climate, the trio felt it was an important moment to both call attention to the inequities that still exist for women in the world, and to celebrate the wealth of talented women working in design. In May of 2017, the group show “Designing Women” brings together 15 New York-based female design companies at Egg Collective’s Soho Showroom. The show highlights women at all stages in their careers working in a variety of materials, scales, and disciplines. "Women in the design industry are still a minority, especially women who are fabricating and designing ... We exist, we’re powerful, we’re going to give each other a leg up.” Crystal Ellis, Fast Company, 4 Top Female Designers On The Design Industry’s Gender Problem Designers: Anna Karlin, Bec Brittain, Deborah Ehrlich, Hiroko Takeda, Caroline Ventura of Brvtvs, Dana Barnes, Julianne Ahn of Object and Totem, Lisa Hedge and Vanessa Saba of Ensemble, Lora Appleton of Kinder Modern, Natalie Herrera of High Gloss, Stephanie Beamer, Crystal Ellis and Hillary Petrie of Egg Collective, Lindsey Adelman, Maria Moyer, Syrette Lew of Moving Mountains, Yolanda Batteau of Calllidus Guild