It's #IWD2021 today and we're turning the spotlight on five female designers whose work has been inspiring us lately. From artist-designer Ana Kraš, lighting creator Lindsey Adelman and wallpaper designer Rachel Cope to multi-disciplinary creative llse Crawford and Stockholm based designer Monica Förster, learn more about these women in design.
Born in Belgrade, Serbia, Ana Kraš studied furniture design and interior architecture at the local University of Applied Arts. In 2013, she moved to New York, where she’s been working across design, art, photography, and fashion ever since. For HAY, Ana has designed the geometrical Bonbon light collection – watch an interview with Ana about her range in this video.
Ilse Crawford is an acclaimed multi-disciplinary designer based in London. Her designs focus on the individual, centering human emotion, behaviour and experience in their design solutions. Working with her team at Studioilse, she brings this philosophy to life, working on interiors, furniture, products and branding. Rewatch our Live Q&A with Ilse Crawford here.
Brooklyn based Lindsey Adelman has been specialising in lighting design since 1996. Her creations are driven by developing industrial modular systems to capture the ephemeral, fleeting beauty of nature. She continues to be challenged by the immaterial substance of light and aims to maximise its sensual effect. Below are three of her designs for our exclusive partner brand Roll & Hill.
Stockholm based Monica Förster has created some of the most renowned objects in contemporary Swedish design. Her work is characterised by a strong sense of pure form mixed with a never ending curiosity for new materials and technology. Among many projects, Förster designed a number of furniture and accessories for Bosnian brand Zanat, whose unique woodcarving technique has been inscribed on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List in 2017.
Rachel Cope from Calico Wallpaper
Together with her husband Nick, Rachel Cope founded NYC based wallpaper brand Calico, which aims to bring art beyond the frame and incorporate its elements into everyday interior spaces. Through the digital enlargement of unique, handmade patterns, Calico create custom fit, non-repeating wall murals in collaboration with industy-leading designers.