"Everything around us was once designed".
Designer Stephen Kenn is known for his minimalistic, puristic work. His philosophy: authentic vintage materials with a modern design style. The Californian's "Inheritance Collection" demonstrates particularly impressively how he reduces simple seating furniture down and then stylishly combines it with high-quality vintage materials. Because he is convinced: good design should have the simplest and most functional form and the materials used should carry history and the past into the here and now.
Together with his wife, Stephen Kenn has been running his own design studio in Los Angeles since 2011. Here, he is mostly developing furniture and leather products. Driven by his curiosity, he plays with shapes and materials in order to reduce objects down to the minimum. He prefers to get his inspiration outside of riding motorcycles.
He views each of his design projects as an experiment. The search for new materials, shapes and processes is always right at the beginning. And so is the search for a meaningful history. This is how functional objects with modern shapes and high-quality materials come about – all "Made in Downtown L.A."