There’s something different happening this year at San Francisco Design Week – a Women in Industrial Design Show on June 14 will focus on both established talents and new faces in the area of industrial design. Sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), the one-night only show will include a panel of industry names such as Kate Freebairn of Amazon, Shannon Fong of Smart Design and Ti Chang of Crave. When Ms. Chang isn’t busy in her role as co-founder of Crave, a maker of modern sex toys, she is also vice-chairman of the Women in Design section of the Industrial Designers Society of America and is on a mission to get more women involved in the field. With a degree in industrial engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s from the Royal College of Art in London, Ms. Chang has designed everything from hairbrushes to furniture to jewelry to vibrators. She says this is the first time in 20 years that the IDSA has dedicated a show to the work of women in industrial design, the last time being a show at the Pratt Institute called “Goddess in the Details.”



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