WantedDesign announces Steven Haulenbeek as the 2016 recipient of the American Design Honors Program
Odile Hainaut and Claire Pijoulat, co-founders of WantedDesign are very proud to announce Steven Haulenbeek as the 2016 award winner of their program American Design Honors, presented with Bernhardt Design. The Chicago-based designer has an interdisciplinary studio concentrating in furniture, lighting, and objects for the home. He is known for an innovative ice casting technique that utilizes hand carved ice molds to create unique objects in Cast Bronze.
Launched in 2015 at WantedDesign, American Design Honors recognizes talented young American designers who demonstrate outstanding creative and entrepreneurial skills, who already have a solid body of work, an original design language and are pioneering a new design business model. As an ambassador of American design, this initiative will support and give International exposure to the honoree.. These young professionals have also demonstrated an ability to create innovative processes and products. American Design Honors has been established as a platform for the recipient to develop their practice.
Through this program, Bernhardt Design and WantedDesign aim to promote American Design internationally and support the designers who are on the verge of getting to the next step in their professional path.
Steven Haulenbeek has been selected by WantedDesign co-founders Claire Pijoulat and Odile Hainaut, and Jerry Helling, President of Bernhardt Design. As part of the American Design Honors program, Haulenbeek has been invited to create an installation at the entrance of WantedDesign at the Terminal Stores building to showcase his work. MoreMore…