Presentations of the design theories and personalities of five important women in Western Design will be the topic of the 2012-2013 lecture series, Modern Visionaries Women of Design, put on by The Decorators Club,
The series debuts on Wednesday, October 3, with the discussion of Vanessa Bell’s works, presented by Dr. Alexandra Gerstein. On October 17, Judith B. Tankard will present Beatrix Farrand; on November 7, Suzanne Demisch will talk about Maria Pergay; on March 6, Nico Landrigan will introduce Suzanne Belperron; and on March 20, Mitchell Owens will lead a discussion of Ruby Ross Wood.
The Decorators Club, founded in 1914, is America’s oldest women’s organization dedicated to the interior design profession. Well-known members include Charlotte Moss, Bunny Williams, Ellie Cullman, Mariette Himes Gomez and many more.
Ruby Ross Wood
Proceeds from the lectures will support the Decorators Club Education Fund, established in 1960, to further interior design education. The fund sponsors an annual portfolio competition for students in the New York metropolitan area who attend colleges that offer a BFA program in Interior Design.
All lectures will be held on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. at the New York School of Interior Design. For more information and to purchase tickets for any of these lectures, click here.