For NYCxDesign Week 2018, female-owned-&-led design studio Egg Collective presented "Designing Women II: Masters, Mavericks, Mavens". Conceived of as a conversation across both time and space, the second iteration of the show built upon the critical acclaim of 2017's inaugural show, and featured an international roster of work from both contemporary and historical female voices. Co-curated with Lora Appleton, the founder of kinderMODERN and The Female Design Council, the selected works were intended to foster a conversation about how women have achieved success, blazed trails, and furthered their craft over time. 

Works by: Bari Ziperstein, Cini Boeri, Egg Collective, Geta Manusson Grossman, Heidi Abrahamson, Katie Stout, Kristin Victoria Barron, Leza Mcvey, Lilian Holm, Marta Palmieri, Mary Giles, Mimi Jung, Mira Nakashima, Nanna Ditzel, Natalie Weinberger, Nicola L, Rooms, Sabine Marcelis, Sonwai, and Winsome Brave

In partnership with: R & Company, The Future Perfect, Hostler Burrows, Etage Projects, Christina Grajales Gallery, Mark McDonald, and Lost City Arts





In 2016/2017, the three co-founders of Egg Collective had a number of frank conversations about what it meant to be a woman in the design industry and in the world at large. Based on those conversations, and the political climate, the trio felt it was an important moment in time to both bring attention to the inequities that still exist for women in the world, and to celebrate the wealth of talented women working in design. In May of 2017, the group show “Designing Women” brought together 15 New York-based female design companies at Egg Collective’s Soho Showroom. The show highlighted women at all stages in their careers working in a variety of materials, scales, and disciplines.

Works by: Anna Karlin, Bec Brittain, Brvtvs, Deborah Ehrlich, Dana Barnes, Callidus Guild, Egg Collective, Ensemble, High Gloss, Hiroko Takeda, Lindsey Adelman, Kinder Modern, Maria Moyer, Moving Mountains, and Object and Totem

In support of : Girls Inc