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Inside Steven Alan

Introducing: SA for West Elm

  • Steven has always had a strong appreciation for the art of handcraft, striving to bring a curated assortment of high-quality, well-made products to our shops. When West Elm invited him to collaborate with their global team of skilled artisans on a collection of handcrafted home goods, he thought it would be a great opportunity. In working with weavers in India, potters in Nicaragua, and papier-mâché experts in Haiti, and using techniques that have been passed down for generations, he sought to celebrate artisanship in a contemporary way. You can learn more about the collection, which includes bedding, rugs, and decorative accessories here, and watch a video about the collaboration below, along with photos from Steven’s trip to Delhi.

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    Arriving at the hotel

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    A weaver works on an apparatus made from bicycle parts

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    Working out the design for a dhurrie

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    Cutting patterns into a rug

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    In Agra, at the gateway to the Taj Mahal

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    The Taj Mahal

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    Visit West Elm’s blog for more behind the scenes photos and video footage.

    This entry was posted on Monday, January 6th, 2014 at 11:36 am and is filed under In Stock, New Arrivals, Travels. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.
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