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A photograph of Stephen Burks sitting next to his sculpture.

Stephen Burks (American, b. 1969) with his prototype, The Ancestors (2022), from the series and exhibition Shelter in Place. Photograph by Caroline Tompkins.


Collab: Design Excellence Awards 2023

Saturday, November 18,
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST

Join us for this year’s Design Excellence Award honoring American designer Stephen Burks. An internationally recognized industrial designer, Stephen Burks and his studio Stephen Burks Man Made have been commissioned by many of the world’s leading design-driven brands. Collab is honored to present Stephen Burks: Shelter in Place, an exhibition that surveys the past ten years of his craft-centered, workshop-based design practice.

At this event, meet Stephen Burks and learn about his practice in conversation with curator Alisa Chiles. Burks will share how this exhibition explores new ideas regarding design's relationship to our spirituality, our homes, and our communities, post-pandemic. Afterwards, enjoy a light reception and preview the exhibition before it opens to the public.


The 2023 Collab Design Excellence Award is sponsored by Amuneal and Poor Richard’s Charitable Trust, Roche Bobois, DEDON, Eileen Tognini Design, Haworth, Marguerite Rodgers Interior Design, Millésimé, Minima, and Rago Wright Auctions.

This event is part of the Collab program series.

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