On Thursday 10th of October, Wiesner-Hager will organize the “Female Gaze” event in Broeinest ADAM. This evening Sanne Schenk (TANK), design duo Lucy D and Femke Derks (Frankly Amsterdam) will be our guests.

With these leading speakers, we’ll zoom in on their view of the design world. What made them earn their great reputation? What projects and designs made the difference? And what were their obstacles and what does the future hold?

There is nothing new about the important role that women play in the design world. But it remains important and is always good to mention and honor the female pioneers. For example, Ray Eames was on the side of Charles. And Charlotte Perriand was in charge of the interiors in Le Corbusier’s studio. But also architects such as Zaha Hadid, Francine Houben, Nathalie de Vries have put themselves on the map. Our speakers take you into their personal story and will also tell you what their gaze is.

+ Design duo Lucy D. (Designers for Wiesner-Hager)
+ Sanne Schenk (Partner at TANK)
+ Femke Derks (Owner Frankly Amsterdam)

About the speakers: 
Studio Lucy.D was founded by the designers Barbara Ambrosz and Karin Santorso in 2003 in Vienna. The two designers are active in product design and architecture and develop inspiring and practical products. For example, they are responsible for the M-Zone and the Pulse Chair from Wiesner-Hager. But the duo also received some prestigious price like; the Wallpaper design award and the Compasso Door  In their design concepts, form, function, and technology are in perfect harmony. With their interdisciplinary work, they seek a balance between artisanal and robot-driven processes.

Sanne Schenk is founder and partner of TANK and graduated in 1999 as a designer at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. With a wealth of experience (20 years) as a successful entrepreneur, she is closely involved with the business side and development of one of Amsterdam’s leading design studios: TANK. As an art director, she ensures that every project has a unique appearance and, by making great gestures and using honest materials, she leaves a clear TANK stamp on her work. Her range of hospitality interiors include Hotel Arena, the A’DAM tower and Vondelgym but can be visited in many more places in Amsterdam.

Femke Derks is the founder and owner of the Frankly Amsterdam textile brand. She found her love for textiles at Danskina, where she started as a trainee and soon became a director. Together with her partner Johan, Frankly Amsterdam – former Fem Home – saw the daylight. A textile collection of natural made to measure products, made in a fair way with a clear origin. They don’t just stand for aesthetic and sustainable products, but also for sustainable business.


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17:00 Walk-in
17:20 Introduction
17:30 Lucy D
18:00 Femke Derks
18:30 Short break
18:45 Sanne Schenk
19:15 Drinks & Bites


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Aambeeldstraat 10
1021 KB Amsterdam