Female-focused Deeper than Text exhibit kicks off NYCxDesign 2019 - architecture and design

Female-focused Deeper than Text exhibit kicks off NYCxDesign 2019



A handmade copper lamp and a tiger-shaped pom-pom rug are among the designs featured in this all-female exhibition, which Chelsea gallery 1stdibs is hosting for this year's NYCxDesign festival.
Deeper than Text is an exhibit organised by the Female Design Council in New York City, an organisation founded by local designer Lora Appleton that provides career support, guidance, and mentorship to women in design.
Pieces from 19 female artists feature in the exhibit
The installation showcases work from 19 international female designers, from places including Lebanon, Denmark, South Africa, the Netherlands, Germany and the US.
"It's all about women supporting women," said Lora Appleton at the installation's press opening on 9 May 2019.
Among the designs are lights by Konekt that are covered in chainmail "It has been a privilege and an honour to be trusted by these women, to show their work, to install their work, and to be able to engage it in this incredible space at 1stdibs," she said.
Works on display include a copper table lamp by Karen Chekerdjian, a bronze sculpture by Justine Mahoney, and colourful ceramics by Zizipho Poswa.
Works displayed range from lighting, ceramics to tables, and other decorative elements
A cluster of three chainmail light fixtures that hang in the centre of the space were created by mother-daughter design studio Konekt in Philadelphia.
Other notable designs are glazed ceramic lamps by Cathrine Raben Davidsen, fur screens by Liz Co...
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