American creative Stephen Burks was already gaining momentum in the global design community when he was awarded the Wallpaper Outdoor Living Award for his now-iconic KIDA Hanging Lounger design. A multi-disciplinary at heart, Stephen is also the founding principal of Stephen Burks Man Made, a ‘hands-on, collaborative design studio invested in the transformative power of craft techniques that challenge the limits of new technologies within industrial production.’
With an impressive portfolio encompassing furniture design alongside installations, lighting, packaging, and product design for some of the world’s leading brands, Stephen’s dedication to preserving the future of artisans and handicrafts has influenced his design thinking and resulted in a compelling body of work, including three award-winning collections for DEDON. Available exclusively at Cosh Living in Australia, Stephen Burk’s Kida Hanging Chair and his other collections for DEDON are available to experience on the Cosh Living showroom floors in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.
Speaking with est from his New York-based studio, Stephen talks us through his design philosophy, processes and the inspiration behind his latest collaborations with DEDON.
In partnership with Cosh Living – the exclusive retailer of DEDON in Australia.