iel, Beyond the Gender Binary?

Image of a set of objects in a tool kit

Photography: courtesy of the artist

Recent graduate from MA Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins, Carla Donati questions whether we can break away from the gendering of objects in the Industrial Design sector. Their graduate project "iel" seeks to create a space for a plurality of gender identities, while challenging the normative narratives of gender and sexuality.

Carla Donati 


Carla is a graduate from the MA Industrial Design at Central Saint Martins who holds an interest in social design, sex-tech, well-being and activism. They are driven to seek and explore, through their practice, ways to make society more inclusive and just, and to hold space for a plurality of identities. They dream of disrupting industrial design givens, and have an eye set on what the future of design could hold.