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Phaidon teams up with luxury group Kering to launch exclusive scholarship for women designers

November 3, 2021

To demonstrate their commitment to the future and longevity of women in design, luxury house Kering has teamed up with creative arts book publisher to offer the Women In Motion Design Scholarship, an award of up to $25,000 to support one outstanding undergraduate woman designer currently enrolled in an accredited university in the US. The scholarship will benefit a student whose curriculum is centered around product, furniture, textile, or lighting design, and will support their college tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Applications are now open. 

Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah and her recently-launched range for Cosentino Middle East

The announcement of scholarship follows the launch of Phaidon’s latest book Woman Made: Great Women Designers. This comprehensive new book spotlights women of the past, present, and future, and their contributions to furniture, textile, product, and lighting design. Aimed to inspire and educate the next generation of designers, this partnership will offer free content and resources on the newly developed online platform: Programming will also include a panel series at academic design institutions in the US, and a scholarship to support a female undergraduate student for the upcoming school year.

Lebanese designer Nada Debs

The multi-pronged platform will be enriched with exclusive content from the book, including a complete register of all 200 designers, Q&As with designers including Emirati designer Aljoud Lootah, Anna Karlin, Dina Nur Satti, Faye Toogood, Hella Jongerius, Lindsey Adelman, and Kim Colin, and three filmed studio visits of designers Mette Hay, Rosie Li, and Mimi Shodeinde. In an effort to connect with and inspire young design students, Tennessee State University, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) will host design talks helmed by designers Lani Adeoye, Patricia Urquiola, and Nada Debs, respectively.

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