Burks has long been enamored by hand-craftsmanship, even early on in his career. After studying architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology and product at the university’s Institute of Design, he moved to New York and quickly began collaborating with noted brands such as Boffi and Cappellini. "Without knowing what I wanted to do, I knew that I wanted to make things." And from the start, despite his early interest in architecture, Burks wanted his work to have a human sensibility. "I was always more interested in the the scale of the body, of the living environment as opposed to the built environment—the things that we touch, sit on, and engage with as bodies are more fascinating to me."
Clothing from the White Briefs, A Free Man printed underwear collection