Design Stories

Anna Castelli Ferrieri, the Woman who Made plastic fantastic

This Italian pioneer used high-tech manufacturing techniques to create perfect mid-century masterpieces Anna Castelli Ferrieri, the Woman who Made plastic fantastic

The NYC loft fit for a Wolf

Interior design icon Vicente Wolf’s own home in Manhattan’s Garment District captures a life well lived, as our Atlas of Interior Design explains The NYC loft fit for a Wolf

Marianne Brandt, the Woman who Made the Bauhaus metal workshop her own

In Woman Made, Jane Hall tells the stories of female designers who helped create our modern world, including this Bauhaus alumni who proved metalwork wasn’t just for men Marianne Brandt, the Woman who Made the Bauhaus metal workshop her own

This Russian house will take you back to the USSR

The Atlas of Interior Design features a wide range of fine homes, including one that references classic dachas and old-school Soviet era designs This Russian house will take you back to the USSR

Cleo Baldon, the Woman who Made pool culture cool and comfortable

Woman Made tells the stories of female designers who helped make our modern world, including this one who created the ideal accompaniment to the pool bar Cleo Baldon, the Woman who Made pool culture cool and comfortable

The LA collector’s home that is a pretty fine work in its own right

Our new Atlas of Interior Design features many fine homes, including one that once housed works by Picasso, Giacometti and Matisse The LA collector’s home that is a pretty fine work in its own right

The birds beloved by cigarette card collectors

Cigarette cards were originally intended to protect a buyer’s smokes from bending, but these adorable avian ones quickly found favour among collectors The birds beloved by cigarette card collectors

Aino Aalto, the Woman who Made beautiful glassware we can all enjoy

In Woman Made, Jane Hall tells the stories of female designers who helped create our modern world, including this Finnish architect and businesswoman Aino Aalto, the Woman who Made beautiful glassware we can all enjoy

The Women who Made contemporary furniture, while drawing on traditional designs

In our new book Women Made: Great Women Designers, Jane Hall profiles the innovative individuals unafraid of embracing the traditional and vernacular
The Women who Made contemporary furniture, while drawing on traditional designs

The Swiss home that is just so Seventies

Designer Verner Panton’s own home on the outskirts of Basel was a symphony of modern and mid-century styles
The Swiss home that is just so Seventies

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