About Stephen Burks
For over a decade, Stephen Burks has dedicated his work to building a bridge between authentic craft traditions, industrial manufacturing, and contemporary design.
Since 2005, Burks has consulted with nonprofits including Aid to Artisans, the Clinton Global Initiative, Design Network Africa, Artesanias de Colombia and the Nature Conservancy, uniting the artisan, the designer, and global brands in a triangle of immersive development.
With his New York–based studio, ‘Stephen Burks Man Made’, Burks has produced innovative products, furniture, lighting, and exhibitions for a range of international clients including B&B Italia, Cappellini, Dedon, Moroso and Swarovski.
A scintillating tale of German innovation and style, Dedon are a luxurious outdoor living brand credited with advancing the face of outdoor furniture forever. Founded in the 1990s, they were the first outdoor brand to take advantage of cutting edge technology and combine it with the benefits luxurious hand craftsmanship. Drawing inspiration from the time honoured weaving tradition of the Cebu Islands in the Philippines, Dedon weaved a synthetic impervious fibre into luxury outdoor designs while simultaneously working their brand into design history. Their exotic designer outdoor collection offers premium comfort, quality and style and are available both online and in-store at Chaplins.