Inspiration surrounds us—art, music, literature, architecture, design and nature—all have a unique voice, speaking to each of us in different ways. This belief sits at the heart of my philosophy of influence driven design. Whether it is the most intense blue of the sky on a crystal clear day or a mystical bird interpreted by a 1930’s textile designer, my influences are limitless. I stay open to the infinite possibilities so that I may share my take on them with you.
As a London-born antique dealer, I’ve traded antiques in Eastern Europe, America, Great Britain and Spain. I’ve travelled around the world finding curios for the past 35 years, getting to know all manners of the weird and wonderful. Fortunately, my passion for furniture was allowed to develop further, and for the last 23 of those years, I’ve been taking my inspirations and interpreting them into furniture designs for Steven Shell Furniture.
Today, we offer one of the most customizable furniture lines on the market. We understand the desire for the unique, giving our customers the opportunity to finish each piece we offer in over 1 million ways! Every 6 months, we go through this entire process.
Now available in 22 countries, our handcrafted furnishings are created by master artisans in Indonesia. We are one of the largest hand painted furniture manufacturers in the world; our factory covers over 7 hectares of land. The majority of our furniture is constructed mainly from Indonesian mahogany. With over 750 items going into homes each week, we believe in replenishing what we use and have a replanting program in place insuring trees are planted in excess of what we use.
We will continue to act with honesty, integrity and gratitude as we keep dreaming of new ways to push the boundaries of creativity, to be passionate in every new piece we create and to never forget how we got here.
Steven Shell grew up in the era of what is now iconic British fashion, and that inﬂuence can be seen in his furniture and accessories. Most of his inﬂuences come from his extensive travel throughout Europe and the East, as well as parts of London such as Shoreditch and Kings Road. His look is a bit edgy, “or traditional with a twist” as he likes to call it. “I am proud to offer furniture for the free-thinking individual, someone who knows who they are and what they want in life!”.In business for close to 25 years, Steven Shell now attracts fans from more than 20 countries around the world. “Our customers love the fact that we’re on the cutting edge of design, yet our styles are also neutral enough to adorn any home” says Steven.
When he’s not at home with his family in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Steven is jet-setting the world finding inspiration. Steven’s inspiration is derived from his travels, music, art, fashion and architecture.