Steven was born in Melbourne. His school studies were dominated by his interest in Art and Art History, and following that strong lead Steven has since focussed his talents on the practice and design of aesthetically pleasing spaces.
Art was Steven's priority at school and he pursued his early interest in interior architecture to qualify in Interior Design (B.I.I.D.) from the British Institute of Interior Design.
Following his Art studies Steven worked as a DJ creating and designing a variety of atmospheric spaces at many clubs around Melbourne
Designing fashion shows and working with musicians to create a lighting atmosphere which reflected the identity of bands (which included Hunters and Collectors and Paul Kelly), Steven worked with light to create a three dimensional space for artists to express their individuality, and for audiences to feel connected in an intimate space.
Steven's artistry with light and space led him to a position in the Art department at ABC TV, designing the sets for Countdown. Seeking a broader canvas he moved to Comedy and then Drama not only at the ABC but also at Channel 7. His experiences in television, including the creation of theatrical set pieces and props, inform the way Steven works today.
His appreciation of contemporary art and respect for its history is apparent in his artisanal approach to his work. Referencing Modernist and Memphis designs Steven creates beautiful lights that are more art than light. Each light creates its own curated atmosphere and becomes a talking point in whichever space it is placed. He makes art that personalises and focuses larger spaces into individual, artistic experiences.
When Steven started his own design business he focused on creating and reusing new and found objects. The philosophy that drives the work is reclamation; salvaging discarded pieces and reinventing designed objects, creating the extraordinary from the ordinary.
The pieces are an evolution from Memphis to Atomic design . Each piece is one off and individual.