Artecnica elevates the purpose and value of everyday objects by using design to enchant, inspire and transform, collaborating with the likes of Tord Boontje, Hella Jongerius and more.
Artecnica is a Los Angeles based design company that collaborates with the most established and emerging international designers to create inspiring decorative objects for the living environment. Committed to considering issues of environmental sustainability and responsible manufacturing, Artecnica products are often made with recycled materials and transported in easy-ship flat packages, thus reducing the company's carbon footprint.
Artecnica's Design with Conscience program works with artisan communities in developing countries to produce unique handcrafted objects that reflect indigenous skills. This humanitarian approach supports shared work and profit across borders, cultures, races, and religions. For Artecnica, design is a catalyst for change, providing an opportunity to help transform the global landscape.
Stephen Burks is one of the most recognized American industrial designers of his generation. He and his New York Studio, Readymade Projects, have been responsible for creative design direction on projects ranging from retail interiors and event to packaging, lighting, furniture and home accessories. He has developed innovative concepts for renowned international brands and has consistently been at the forefront as an African-American industrial designer.
Exhibitions included the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum's Design Triennial, the Museum of Science and Industry's exhibition Design For Life and solo museum show at the Knoxville Museum of Art's Design Lab gallery.
Stephen studied architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology and product design at IIT'S Institute of Design, as well as attending Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture.View other products by Stephen Burks