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EXPLORE SOURCE

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Become a member to access the Source design directory to get personalized recommendations and referrals for your projects.

How Source Works:

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  • You’ll get access to our global directory of creative studios and makers
  • Connect with design talent directly, or engage with Steven for a personal introduction
  • Work with the studio to make something incredible
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In Focus: The Details

In Focus: The Details

Beauty is in the details, and oftentimes it is the so-called “little things” that hold the power to transform a space. Here at Source we are celebrating the support characters, the accoutrement, the doodad, that extra piece that provides an extra je ne sais quoi. This month’s featured studios are true accessory pioneers. With tables, lamps, vessels and more, their pieces elevate any space with design-forward details.

“Source is essentially a personalized rolodex of creative talent for design firms.”

NICK SOLOMAN, CCO
Avroko, New York, San Francisco & Bangkok

“Source assists in the creative process by locating great artists to create the fresh, modern, and unusual.”

STEVEN GAMBREL
SR Gambrel, New York

“What Steven and his team have created is invaluable; this is a platform to connect with a like-minded community.”

GEORGE YABU & GLENN PUSHELBERG, Co-Founders
Yabu Pushelberg, Toronto & New York

Collective Design: Beyond the Fair

In 2013, as part of New York’s Design Week, architect Steven Learner launched Collective Design Fair: a space for the design community to gather, connect and create together. As the design world and the world at large have changed, the Collective Design vision has transformed and expanded, encouraging us to create a digital forum for connection through Source.

MEET STEVEN LEARNER: A Singular Resource

Steven Learner has a unique vantage point in the design world. As an architect, interior designer and collector, he’s steeped in industry knowledge and connections. As a curious human with a curator’s eye, he’s made it his mission to discover and engage the most interesting new creative studios out there. As a connector, he’s created new ways for industry professionals to network and collaborate, from a physical design and art fair to his latest online directory, Source. His passion for the design community has made him a go-to resource for designers all over the world.

Photography: Left by Jürgen Frank, Right by Emily Johnston
I want to introduce you to my personal list of creative makers that I have worked with and the new studios I am discovering every day.
—STEVEN LEARNER

A New Kind of Design Fair

In 2013, architect Steven Learner launched the Collective Design Fair (CDF). The fair, held in New York City each spring as part of New York’s Design Week, was the first of its kind: a space for galleries and designers to elevate their visibility, for established creative studios to showcase new work, and for the design community to discover talent and commission projects.

The relationships forged at this fair led to incredible work — and a realization for Learner: personal connection was at the heart of great design.

During his time as Creative Director of Collective Design Fair, Learner commissioned projects from legendary designers Gaetano Pesce, Ingo Mauer, Hella Jongerius, Mattia Bonetti and Nendo, and fostered partnerships with cultural institutions such as The Noguchi Museum, Design Academy Eindhoven, Storefront for Art and Architecture and Cranbrook Academy of Art.

The relationships forged at this fair led to incredible work — and a realization for Learner: personal connection was at the heart of great design.
Collective Design Fair
Collective Design Fair
Collective Design Fair
Collective Design Fair
Collective Design Fair
Collective Design Fair
Collective Design Fair
Collective Design Fair
Collective Design Fair
Photography by Scott Rudd

An Evolving Vision

As the design world and the world at large have changed, the Collective Design vision has transformed and expanded. With the creation of Source, Learner introduces a global directory of top design talent accessible to firms looking to commission or collaborate with creative makers. Because of his personal relationships with the creatives he highlights, Learner can offer bespoke recommendations and introductions to these studios, forging exciting new connections in the design space.

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Becoming a member of Collective Design Source opens the doors to a thriving design community that's growing every day. Curated by Steven Learner, Founder of Collective Design, Source connects you to the creative studios and makers who will make your project come to life.

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