International Women’s Day
WOMEN OWNED & RUN
DESIGNER8* is proud to be a woman owned and run business, with a large portion of women working behind the scenes to make this undertaking successful from sales to accounting to operations and design. In honor of Women’s History Month, we would like to celebrate our talented team as well as all of the amazing women who have impacted furniture design over time and our styles today.
Ray-Bernice Alexandra Kaiser Eames (December 15, 1912 – August 21, 1988), was an American artist, designer, and filmmaker. She was responsible for groundbreaking contributions in the field of architecture, furniture design, industrial design, manufacturing and the photographic arts in creative collaboration with her husband Charles Eames. Her husband once noted: “Anything I can do, Ray can do better.”
DESIGNER8* Eames Chair Collection
Florence Marguerite Knoll Bassett was an American architect and furniture designer who studied under Mies van der Rohe and Eliel Saarinen. She created the modern look and feel of America’s postwar corporate office with sleek furniture, artistic textiles, and an uncluttered, free-flowing workplace environment. The company she formed with her husband, Knoll Associates, grew to become the leading innovator of modern interiors and furnishings in the 1950s and 1960s. She was given the production rights to the Barcelona chair by van der Rohe in 1953.
Florence was famously quoted as saying “I needed a piece of furniture, it was not there so I designed it.”
DESIGNER8* Barcelona Collection
Anna Castelli Ferrieri was an Italian architect and industrial designer. She is most known for her influence in the use of plastics as a mainstream design material and her cofounding of Kartell, an Italian contemporary furniture company.
DESIGNER8* Maxwell Collection
And lastly, in honor of women and design in Los Angeles, Greta Magnusson-Grossman. She was a Swedish furniture designer, interior designer, and architect, who was one of the few female designers to gain prominence during the mid-20th century architectural scene in Los Angeles. Her early exposure to European Modernism deeply influenced her later architectural work, seen as a synthesis of European ideals and the culture and lifestyle of Southern California.
DESIGNER8* Jagger Collection