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The projects of Steven Banken are based on a research in origin and characteristics from different materials. This research is visible in his project Tannic Acid, a project about the natural transition between red iron oxide and tannic acid.

His approach results in a clear design with an eye for innovation, construction and finish. The projects are designed and produced in his studio: from the first sketch to the final product.

Steven Banken is fascinated by the material wood, craftsmanship and its history. His great appreciation for industrial and artisanal techniques is visible in construction and detail.

nominations / awards:

Mini Design Award Zürich Price 2015

Doen | Materiaalprijs (Material award) nomination 2012

Latest exhibitions:

Salone del Mobile 2018

Milan, Italy (I)

Designkwartier 2018

WOTH, The Hague, The Netherlands (NL)

Dutch Design Week 2017

Eindhoven, The Netherlands (NL)

London Design Fair 2017

London, United Kingdom (UK)

Dutch Design Week 2016

Eindhoven, The Netherlands (NL)

IDS Vancouver 2016

Vancouver, Canada (CAN)

  • Yesterday we had a special visit from His Majesty King Willem Alexander in our studio. photo: Max Kneefel #king #willemalexander #royal #ddf #copperlamp #eindhoven
  • In yesterdays newspaper - 10th anniversary of Collaboration O. Come by during the DDW to celebrate with cake and coffee, October 20-28. #ddw #stevenbanken #studio #collaborationo #chokbites
  • making some new pictures of the collection #photoshoot #inprogress #copperlamp #ijoist #bananaleaf #stevenbanken
  • production time again #copperlamp
  • 'Never use steel nails in oak' was the advice of my grandfather. He was a carpenter and blacksmith and forms the basis for project Tannic Acid. #toondriessen #stevenbanken #blacksmith #tannicacid
  • Back from Milan - back to the workshop

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