Ilse Crawford

Ilse Crawford

London, United Kingdom, 1962

Sinnerlig Collection
Produced by IKEA, Sweden

This collection, which includes furniture, lighting and tabletop combines all the aspects of the IKEA system: development of a production process, use of sustainable materials, design and logistics which guarantee a nice design that is affordable for the general public and meets daily needs.

Fiona Raby

Fiona Raby

Singapore, Singapore, 1963

Faraday Chair
Victoria & Albert Museum, London

This work reflects the conceptual design of Dunne & Raby. The plastic chair is in fact a translucent tank, and orange acrylic box, a space a person can retreat to in order to be protected from the electrical and magnetic fields existing in modern life.

Amanda Levete

Amanda Levete

Bridgend, South Wales, United Kingdom, 1955

Docklands Floating Bridge
London, United Kingdom

A piece of innovation in architecture that brings together the most modern and financial oriented part of the city with the industrial area hosting nineteenth century buildings. A bridge from the future that links the past and the present.

Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid

Baghdad, Iraq, 1950 · Miami, USA, 2016

Vitra Fire Station
Vita Capus, Weil am Rhein, Germany

The Vitra Fire Station is Zaha Hadid’s first building and reflects her theoretical studies on Deconstructivism, aiming to manifest the idea of motion in time.

Alison Margaret Gill Smithson

Alison Margaret Gill Smithson

Sheffield, United Kingdom, 1928 · 1993

House of the Future
Daily Mail Ideal Home Exhibition at the Olympia Hall in West London, United Kingdom

It was exhibited as the prototype of the suburban house that would be built 25 years later and it highlighted the trust in technology in the 1950s. The house was a utopic project designed to be pre-manufactured in the line of car industry products.

Jane Drew

Jane Drew

Thornton Heath, United Kingdom, 1911 · Barnard Castle, Durham, United Kingdom, 1996

University of Ibadan
Ibadan, Nigeria

This is a construction where the architects have been able to combine and adapt the design to the particular needs of the African climate and the functionality of Modern Movement.

Susan (Susie) Cooper

Susan (Susie) Cooper

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom, 1902 · Isle of Man, United Kingdom, 1995

Kestrel Tea Set
Produced by Susie Cooper Potteries, Burslem, United Kingdom

Kestrel Tea Set is one of the most reproduced tea sets designed by Cooper. The set was designed under a clear Art Deco style with endless decorative variations on a ceramic model.

Mary Crowley

Mary Crowley

Bradford, United Kingdom, 1907 · 2005

Plan of the Expanding Nursery School
Designed for Nursery Schools Association (NSA)
United Kingdom

The design, known as ‘the expanding nursery school’, was intended to be mass produced. Its intentions reflected the enlightened thinking of the time in relation to preschool facilities. It was of the pioneering designs in the field of school architecture in Europe.

Elizabeth Whitworth Scott

Elizabeth Whitworth Scott

Bournemouth, United Kingdom 1898 · 1972

Shakespeare Memorial Theatre
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

The Shakespeare Memorial Theatre was the first relevant work allocated to a female architect in a public call for tender; in addition, it was one of the first buildings designed under the parameters of the Modern Movement.