Meet Stephen Kenn Design: Founders Q+A

Meet Stephen Kenn Design: Founders Q+A

Stephen Kenn came to Los Angeles from Canada 15 years ago with a denim company and passion for design. Over the years, jeans became leather bags and then finally in 2011, he and his wife Beks Opperman started Stephen Kenn Design to introduce their first line of furniture. In this installment of Meet the Maker (where Steelcase interviews the designers and makers whose products you can find in our ancillary Marketplace), we sat down with Beks to talk about that journey and learn a bit more about what makes Stephen Kenn Design tick.

Look Up! FLOS USA CEO on Creating Iconic Designs

Look Up! FLOS USA CEO on Creating Iconic Designs

FLOS lighting gives people around the world a reason to look up, creating beautiful spaces with forms that inspire. Jack Schreur, CEO of FLOS USA, shares the inside stories about how FLOS partners with the world’s best designers to create iconic pieces. Plus, learn why some designs were impossible just a few years ago and how FLOS gives people the ability to control the lighting around them. View FLOS lighting.

Meet: Benjamin Maier Ceramics Q+A

Meet: Benjamin Maier Ceramics Q+A

Leland, Mich. is a remote summertime destination and the perfect home for the rhythms of a ceramicist who produces and sells his own products.

Meet Stak Ceramics: Founders Q+A

Meet Stak Ceramics: Founders Q+A

The work of STAK Ceramics founders Heather Connolly and Myles Geyman brings contour and color to the otherwise mundane.

Blu Dot Finds Success Democratizing Good Design

Blu Dot Finds Success Democratizing Good Design

Minneapolis-based designer and maker of modern furnishings, Blu Dot, recently received Cooper Hewitt’s prestigious National Design Award for Product Design. Co-founders CEO John Christakos and COO Maurice Blanks share how a mission to bring good design to everyone continues to create new opportunities for the company. Find out more about Blu Dot.

Comfort For All

Comfort For All

The co-founders of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, a well-known North Carolina-based furniture design and manufacturing company, explain how their company’s purpose, “Comfort for all,” drives everything they do.