June 4, 2017

15 Female Designers to Follow on Instagram

Fifteen incredible women designers—and their Instagram accounts. 

1. India Mahdavi (@indiamahdavi)

Paris-based architect and designer India Mahdavi has a penchant for color that translates seamlessly onto her grid, which archives both her completed projects and sources of inspiration.

2. Shanan Campanaro (@eskayel)

This Biami rug 100% silk high pile just came in in 8×10 #eskayelrugs #silkrugs #eskayel

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The Brooklyn-based creative director and founder of Eskayel, purveyor of aquatic-inspired fabrics and wall coverings, lets her fun-loving personality shine through each post, whether geotagged from tropical beaches or her brand-new South Williamsburg showroom.

3. Bethan Gray (@bethangray)

The Welsh designer showcases a treasure trove of bold colors and arresting designs, a result of her expert knowledge of cutting-edge technology and eye for the rare and wonderful.

4. Cristina Celestino (@cristinacelestino)

#saturday #Opalina for @tonelli_design / photo #mattiabalsamini #glass #furniture

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With an acute attention to detail, Milan-based architect Cristina Celestino channels both her signature pastel palettes and material inspirations.

5. Louise Despont (@louisedespont)

Detail of work in progress #botanical #stilllife #flowers #tropical #paper #pencildrawing

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Louise Despont, daughter of Interior Design Hall of Fame member Thierry, offers close-ups of her gridded drawings and snapshots of her travels through Southeast Asia in equal measure.

6. Shantell Martin (@shantell_martin)

InsideMy MIND @29rooms #AREYOUYOU #WHOAREYOU #YOUAREWHO #regram #ShantellMartin

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A speaker at Interior Design’s 40th annual Giants of Design conference, Shantell Martin showcases her signature thought-provoking black-and-white illustrations among playful selfies and current collaborations.

7. Lauren Larson (@laurenlarson)

I ?? LA #materiallust x #jfchen

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The creative force behind Material Lust gives her followers a taste of what inspires the NYC-based studio, co-founded with Christian Swafford, whose eclectic range of objects and furnishings embody design’s oft-overlooked darker moments.

8. Elizabeth “Libs” Elliott (@libselliott)

First of all, I totally skipped #igquiltfest Day 5. So just pretend I posted a slick photo of some scissors, rulers and a chalk marker. Day 6: Pillow Finish I made this tooth fairy pillow with my daughter a few months ago, back when her first tooth was wiggly. We had a whole lot of fun cutting and ironing appliqué butterflies and an ‘N’ for Niamh. I was really excited for her to use it. It’s now been THREE whole months since we made it. She now has full on shark teeth on the bottom and she refuses to wiggle them out. Recently, I might have uttered something about a tooth fairy hatchimal delivery if she can get the teeth out. Desperate times call for desperate measures. Pillow made with #tattooedfabric #truelovefabric and Fast Friends by Juliana Horner.

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A textile designer for Andover Fabrics and a nine-year quilting veteran, Elizabeth “Libs” Elliott features fabrics designed by an intricate programming language that lets her generate unique geometric compositions.

9. Jenny Wu (@lace_jennywu)

The Oyler Wu Collaborative partner, when not designing award-winning buildings, doubles as the sole design force behind LACE, a collection of avant-garde 3-D printed wearables derived from her modern design sensibilities.

10. Mimi Jung (@bymimijung)

Studio time

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Los Angeles–based artist Mimi Jung reveals her innate fascination with personal solitude and the public self through partial wall constructions woven from everyday materials.

11. Brit Kleinman (@_avoavo_)

Brit Kleinman, founder of Brooklyn-based AVO, finds eye-catching ways to showcase her extensive array of hand-dyed leathers in playfully bold colorways.

12. Young Huh (@younghuh)

With a keen eye for traditional interiors, the New York City–based interior designer imparts inspired designs ranging from her most treasured historical spaces to everyday pleasures.

13. Jessica Rosenkrantz (@nervous_jessica)

New generative jigsaw puzzle system in progress #puzzle #jigsaw #jigsawpuzzle #lasercut #woodpuzzle

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Employing computer simulation to generate biomorphic designs, Jessica Rosenkrantz, one-half of Massachusetts-based studio Nervous System, creates art, jewelry, and accessories on the forefront of technological innovation.

14. Rosela Barraza (@roxbarraza)

#claudiaturrent ????????????

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The Rapt Studio interior designer, based in Los Angeles, offers insights into what exactly inspires the award-winning firm to create its show-stopping interiors.

15. Brooke Holm (@brookeholm)

Shot for CULT x Adam Goodrum @cultdesignau @adamgoodrumstudio styling and AD by @marshagolemac ????

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New York City–based photographer Brooke Holm’s discerning attention to detail is fully present in her feed, a curated gallery of her finest snaps ranging from romantic landscapes to tabletop accessories.

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