A little inspiration from our archives – some of our favourite interviews with female architects and designers over the years
To mark International Women’s Day, we looked through our archives and found some of our favourite interviews with the most significant female architects and designers of our time.
From Zaha Hadid's appearance in one of our earliest issues to our cover story about rising star Bethan Laura Wood a few years ago, we’ve met and spoken to some of the greats of the creative world.
Read and enjoy ...
Zaha Hadid, 2003: ‘I don't have an identity’
Faye Toogood, 2011: ‘I'm too greedy to do just one thing’
Nika Zupanc, 2011: ‘Contemporary design is still very much a boys' club’
Tatiana Bilbao, 2011: ‘You don't only need to be against things, you need to propose a solution’
Libby Sellers, 2011: ‘Design has to have a reason, has to push a boundary’
Amanda Levete, 2013: ‘When you are really pushing the limits, you are going to fail’
Matali Crasset, 2013: ‘If we don't give people choice, they become passive’
Neri Oxman, 2013: ‘There’s more to rapid craft than hitting the “on” button’
Margaret Calvert, 2014: ‘Being a graphic designer is like being a brain surgeon’
Frida Escobedo, 2014: ‘There's no such thing as a blank slate in Mexico’
Nathalie du Pasquier, 2014: ‘I’m interested in the form of things – I’m not interested in telling a story’
Bethan Laura Wood, 2015: ‘It's about controlling colour without stifling it’
Inga Sempé, 2015: ‘Artists aren’t more valuable than butchers’
Hella Jongerius, 2015: ‘There's too much shopping without any social or environmental consciousness’
Ilse Crawford, 2016: ‘It doesn’t make sense for design to be done in silos’
Patricia Urquiola, 2016: ‘I disagree with the “wow factor”’
Anne Lacaton, 2017: ‘It is important to make buildings in which users find freedom’