In 2010 Steven Banken graduates Cum Laude from the Design Academy Eindhoven. Shortly after he starts his studio where design and craftsmanship meet located on the factory side of designer Piet Hein Eek in Eindhoven.
The projects are based on a research in origin and material. This approach results in a clear design with an eye for innovation, construction and finish. The products and furniture are produced in his own studio.
Steven Banken is fascinated by the material wood, craftmanship and its history. His great appreciation for industrial and artisanal techniques is visible in construction and detail.
Besides wood Steven also works with other natural materials such as reed, which is visible in his project 'Sheaves’. A seasonal outdoor furniture piece which brings the ancient craft of cutting reed back into his natural environment.