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Dwell on Design 2014 Keynote Address: Stephen Burks

On opening night of Dwell on Design 2014 in Los Angeles, American industrial designer Stephen Burks joined Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron for an onstage talk. Click through the slideshow for highlights from the talk and to see products from Burks's show floor installation.
Onstage, Burks unveiled the American version of The Traveler, a chair he designed in collaboration with Roche Bobois. The chair has a wooden frame—as opposed to the steel-framed European version—and upholstery meant "to mimic the posture of the body," Burks says. "We're all workaholics, so this American chair is about really relaxing—working hard and relaxing hard." The collaboration, which Burks embarked on with the French furniture brand about one year ago, is "a dialogue between two different cultures, and every culture in between," he says.

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