Image object space –
a contemplation on the
designs of Jane Dillon
(2018 – 2021)

As woman designer I’ve always been interested in the work and paths of woman designers. Most of the books in the design world are still written by and about men. I can admire their work but I miss an important part of identification there. But learning from a woman means for me to be mirrored with ideas and challenges that can be close to my own. Coming from this experience I decided to dedicate my diploma project to work on the archive of British designer Jane Dillon whom I have met in London. During her active years as a product designer between the 1960ies and the 2000s she produced a comprehensive archive which is held by the Victoria & Albert Museum by now. My aim was to digitalize the archive and to make it accessible through a book. The focus was set on creating a ‚Catalogue Raisonné‘ divided in four parts. The first one assembles photographs of the designer’s most important projects while the second part gives detailed information about those projects and their development. The following third part gives an additional insight into the process of the designer and her various collaborators. And last but not least the fourth part assembles the bibliography, a list of exhibitions and awards as well as teaching engagements.