Stephen Burks

Stephen Burks is both a traveler and a designer. 

Independently and through association with the nonprofits Aid to Artisans, Artesanías de Colombia, the Clinton Global Initiative, Design Network Africa, and the Nature Conservancy, he has worked as a product development consultant in Australia, Colombia, Ghana, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, Rwanda, South Africa, and Senegal.

He and his studio, Stephen Burks Man Made, have been commissioned by many of the world’s leading design-driven brands to develop collections that engage hand production as a strategy for innovation for manufacturers worldwide. These include B&B Italia, BD Barcelona Design, Boffi, Calvin Klein, Cappellini, Calligaris, Dedar, Dedon, Estée Lauder, Harry Winston, Luceplan, Missoni, Moroso, Roche Bobois, and Swarovski.