Women Who Pioneered Automotive Interior Design

A progressive hiring spree (at least, for the 1950s) by GM actively sought out women to design the interiors for all of the brands under their umbrella. The women, who held degrees from some of the country’s top design schools and worked internationally prior to being hired, faced sexism but their work pushed forward design as well as women’s positions in the workplace. The team designed many of the features we see in cars today—folding armrests, a compartmentalized glove compartment and the industry’s first retractable seatbelt. They went on to hold esteemed design positions at other automotive companies and opened their own studios. Read more at Artsy.