Tuesday, September 25, 6:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Dr.
Stephen Burks is one of the most recognized American industrial designers of his generation. His New York studio, Readymade Projects, has been responsible for creative direction and industrial design on retail interiors, events, packaging, consumer products, lighting, furniture, and home accessories. He has developed innovative concepts for renowned international brands and continues his commitment to sustainable design by collaborating with artisans in the developing world to transform raw and recyclable materials into functional products. Burks’ projects have been exhibited internationally at prestigious design fairs and museums such as the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Design Exchange, Toronto; Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Museum of Art & Design, and Studio Museum in Harlem, all in New York City.
Image Credit: Stephen Burks, Man Made Triple Basket Lamp, 2011. Photo: Kevin Kunstadt and Andrew Kenney. Courtesy of Readymade Projects Inc., New York.