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Apr 14 2022

Inspiring women artists in love with design

Women’s History Month is a great occasion for celebrating women’s achievements in art and design. Here’s a list of interdisciplinary artists, past and present, who prove that women’s creativity knows no boundaries. 

Sophie Taeuber-Arp

Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1899-1943) was a true creative powerhouse, moving with ease across many fields, from dance to furniture design. The Swiss artist started off as a textile designer, studying at various schools of Applied Arts in Switzerland and Germany. She also taught design in Zurich, where she created her first geometric abstractions. Taeuber-Arp’s unique take on colour and form shines through her paintings and interior projects alike. 

Maria Prymachenko

In the past weeks, the world has been shaken by the Russian aggression on Ukraine. The ongoing support for the invaded country has put a spotlight on the previously less known Ukrainian artists. One of them is Maria Prymachenko (1909-1997), a self-taught painter who also created embroideries and ceramics inspired by the local folk crafts. Her vivid compositions, once admired by Picasso, offer a glimmer of hope in troubled times.

Claude Lalanne

Throughout her decades-long career Claude Lalanne (1925-2019) aimed at erasing the gap between fine art and decoration. The French sculptor and object designer, one-half of Les Lalanne studio formed with her husband François-Xavier, created pieces of furniture and jewellry inspired by animals and plants. She firmly believed that art is a part of everyday life, so even the most surreal of her creations still needed to be functional. 

Olga de Amaral

Olga de Amaral is a Colombian artist, most famous for her mosaic-like tapestries. In her practice, she elevates weaving, a stereotypically feminine and often undervalued craft, to an abstract art form that makes a statement about colonialism and pre-Columbian culture in the Americas. Her gold-covered tapestries are hand-woven with a precision that comes from de Amaral’s background in architectural drafting, which she studied before completing her degree in textile art.

Ingrid Donat 

Ingrid Donat is a name known in contemporary Decorative Arts. The French-Swedish artist first studied sculpture in the 1970s Paris before she switched to furniture design in the 1980s. Her unique pieces, made in engraved bronze, wood, and leather, are mostly one-offs and limited editions. The inspiration comes from Art Deco and Tribal Art, as well as painters such as Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele.

Faye Toogood

Faye Toogood is a British artist and designer who founded an interdisciplinary studio in London. She refuses to be defined by a single category, and all creative endeavors, from sculptures to fashion and interior design, reflect her multidisciplinary mindset. Most recent works by Toogood include the Doodles line for CC-Tapis, modeled on her original textile artworks, as well as the sculptural Roly Poly chair for Driade.