March 29, 2021

1stDibs Partners With the Female Design Council for Special Women’s History Month Collection

For all 31 days of Women’s History Month, online luxury marketplace 1stDibs is leveraging its digital platform in partnership with the Female Design Council to curate an innovative collection of works by women-identifying creators. “These makers are visionaries, and each of their products are works of art,” shares Nancy Hood, chief marketing officer at 1stDibs. “Support is a cornerstone of success, and Female Design Council is committed to elevating all female-identifying people in design,” adds Lora Appleton, founder of the Female Design Council.

Informed by her work with New York City theater productions, Erin Lorek’s lighting designs further her exploration into the narrative of light. Photography courtesy of 1stDibs. 

Combining resources to help participants expand their networks, 1stDibs and the Female Design Council are presenting a wide variety of women-made works through a contemporary lens. Featured designers include Elodie Blanchard, Cheryl R. Riley, Keavy Murphree, and Sunshine Thacker among others, and pieces span those made from textiles and ceramics to gold leaf and everything in between. Each material is used in progressive ways to convey what Hood calls, “the magic of women,” reflecting on the struggle many face balancing family, studio practice, and their careers. Pieces in the collection range from practical furnishings to abstract sculptures, each with a distinctive flair.

K’era Morgan’s paintings include found paper—sourced from magazines, newspapers and books—as well as hand-painted paper. Photography courtesy of 1stDibs. 

Molly Purnell and Rachel Bullock of California-based LAUN, an outdoor furniture company, designed The Bobbin collection to evoke the waves of the Pacific using a series of bolsters threaded between two aluminum rails. Photography courtesy of 1stDibs. 
Known for her artistic finish of raw materials, Corinna Warm of Studio Warm is featured with the Bimetal Two-Tone Brass Stainless-Steel Transition Nesting Tables and the Polished Bimetal Two-Tone Brass Stainless-Steel Transition Mirror. Photography courtesy of 1stDibs. 

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