Product Designers: Pioneers in the World of Interior Architecture

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In honor of International Women’s Day, the DGLA team celebrates five legendary women that have paved the way for the interior architecture industry.


For International Women’s Day, we want to celebrate 5 legendary women who, through hard work and arduous effort, have paved the way in the interior architecture industry. Their iconic designs, which are the product of research, new technologies and testing of new forms and materials, brought to life some of the most desired and praised products in the world, enriching the day-to-day environments who are fortunate to enjoy such wonders. Below are, according to the DGLA team,  the most inspiring designers.

Patricia Urquiola

We would be hard-pressed to begin this article without mentioning one of our favorite designers: Patricia Urquiola.

From a young age, the Oviedo-born designer has always been inclined to dismantle and reconstruct things; marking the start of her trajectory as one of the most famous designers in the world.

Her aesthetic reflects her attunement to her surroundings; developing a continuous dialogue with new technologies and materials alongside a great courage to assume risks. Thanks to her fierce character and diligence, her designs have propagated from offices, hotels, furnishings and all kinds of objects, to the creative direction of renowned brands such as Cassina.

Additionally, she has been given distinctions such as “Designer of the Year” by Wallpaper, Ad España and Elle Deco International and many of her products have been exhibited in museums around the world.

Residential Project Apt Puerto Madero, Argentina./Alfombra Rotazioni, CC-Tapis.
Table Lamp Serena, Flos.

Inga Sempé

Inga Sempé has left a mark in the world of design due to her frankness and implacable pragmatism. Her interest in designing for the mundane deprives her products of the pretentiousness of which some designers fall victim, characterizing her designs with kindness, delicate color and line usage and a striking timelessness.

remarks the designer during an interview for Mohd.

From the lamps and chairs to the tiles, Inga brings fulfillment to our home with elegant products which combine traditional artisanal techniques with modern technology.

Sofia Lagerkvist y Anna Lindgren

In 2008, Sofia and Anna formed a Swedish design team known as Front, a peculiar company with a great vision for the future.

Their work is based on the discussion and exploration of not only materials outside the classical design world, but also about the extrapolation of its known boundaries. This appreciation for the unusual has been the catalyst for the brand’s success, delivering urban design for renowned international furniture manufacturers.

The duo has designed for brands such as Moooi, Vestre, Moroso among others, and some of their products have been exhibited in the Vitra Design Museum, Centre Pompidou and M+Museum.

Ellipse Table, Porro.
Residential Project One House, Panamá.

Hella Jongerius

The founder of the design studio Jongeriuslab, Hella Jongerius has obtained renown in the world of design due to her incomparable desire to incorporate craftmanship in the design industry. The designer possesses a sensible aesthetic which reflect the convergence between two opposites: tradition and contemporaneity.

This characteristic is often contradictory. It gives way to imperfect creations which count on an ample personality and veracity; where irregularities are synonymous with authenticity and communicate that the product is a part of a greater whole: a process of creation, technique and values.

Silla East River, Vitra.
Diarama Ceramics, Mutina.

Yael Mer

After graduating in the Royal College of Art in 2007, Yael Mer established a design studio alongside Shay Alkalay, called Raw Edges.

Kenny Chair, Moroso.


Yael always felt drawn to creating functional volumes and forms, curiosity being the predominant factor in the creation of her designs. This trend is fundamental in Raw Edges; the provocative illusion that strives for surprise, wonder and humor.

Mer and Alkalay have received prestigious prizes such as the Elle Deco International Design Award and the Miami Art Basel Designers of the Future Award and work with a series of internationally recognized brands and manufacturers such as Arco, Cappellini, Bauhaus and Stella McCartney.

BackStitch Rug, GAN.



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