A seminar on Female Design.

February 13, 2023

A seminar on Female Design.

With this November seminar the Museum of Furniture Studies focused on a major structural problem; the gender imbalance in the Swedish design- and furniture industry.  Two of the seminar speakers, Swedish design journalists Ingrid Sommar and Susanne Helgeson, have separately highlighted the fact that despite the majority of today´s design students being women, 76% of professional furniture designers are men. The 160 people strong audience got to listen to several interesting speakers and together debate opportunities for a better balance in the future design industry. Alongside this debate, examples were given of several of today´s successful female furniture designers and their work.

Designer of the month
Kerstin Hörlin Holmquist

Kerstin Hörlin Holmquist was contracted as a designer for the Swedish brand NK Triva from 1952 but she also collaborated with Coop, Opé Möbler and AC Collection. Stora Kraal, Paradiset and Skrindan are some of her most well-known designs.

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