Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Pleats Sofa, designed by Stephen Burks

The Pleats Sofa was designed by Stephen Burks, This Pleats Sofa available in two sizes, pleats utilises traditional steam pleating techniques to offer an exciting alternative to public space seating. Available in a wide range of colours with powder coated steel base plate.

The finishes below are our standard finishes, if you wish to specify any finish other than these options please contact us to discuss your requirements. Please note that colours are for reference only and will vary from screen to screen.

Due to the pleated nature of the upholstery, fabric choices are limited to plain, untextured wools. We offer a wide range of contract fabrics from a selection of manufacturers:

Technical Details:
Upholstery: Hardwood frame with CMHR multi density foam with pleated fabric.
Legs / Feet: Powder coated steel plate in RAL 7021.

Stephen Burks and his New York studio, Readymade Projects, have been responsible for creative design direction on projects ranging from retail interiors and events to lighting, furniture and industrial design. He has developed innovative concepts for international brands including Aid To Artisans, Cappellini, Covo, David Design, E&Y, Estee Lauder, Herman Miller, Idee, Missoni, Mogu, Moroso, Triple 5 Soul, Vitra and Zanotta. He has consistently been the first African-American industrial designer to ever collaborate with these companies.

As a lecturer, Stephen has been invited to speak at the Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute and the Beckmans School of Design 1998 international design seminar entitled “Disruption Contents” in Stockholm. In 1997, he was one of fifteen designers invited to host a design workshop at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts de Sainte Etienne in France as part of their first international design biennial in 1998. In 2002, he was also one of the judges of the Student/Concepts category of I.D. Magazine’s 48th Annual International Design Review.

As the international art director for the former Japanese brand Mogu, he designed the Mogu-fied Fun House exhibition in Milan, 2003, the first ever Mogu flagship store in New York, 2003, and the Missoni Mogu Fun Fun exhibition during the Salone del Mobile, 2004.

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