Stephen Burks is one of the most recognised American industrial designers of his generation. Both he and his New York studio, Readymade Projects, have been responsible for creative design direction on projects ranging from retail interiors and events to packaging, consumer products, lighting, furniture and home accessories. He has developed innovative concepts for renowned international brands and has continued his commitment to sustainable design in the developing world through his association with American non-profit organisations Aid To Artisans and the Nature Conservancy. Stephen has served on the IMM Trend Board of the Cologne Furniture Fair for four consecutive years and was honoured to serve on the jury of the 2007 Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Institution's National Design Awards in New York. He is a recipient of the Illinois Institute of Technology Alumni Professional Achievement Award, the Brooklyn Museum Young Modernist Award, the Architektur & Wohnen Audi Mentor Prize and the 2008 United States Artists Architecture & Design Target Fellowship Grant for his outstanding work in product design. 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. He is currently working on a television documentary series of his work in the developing world entitled 'Made On Earth'.
He has designed for Boffi the collection of accessories Line.www.readymadeprojects.com