Los Angeles-based furniture designer, Stephen Kenn, talks about his creative process at CreativeMornings/LA.

About the speaker

Canadian born artist and designer Stephen Kenn moved to Los Angeles in 2004 to launch a denim company with his best friend. In the 9 years since he has started several design and product focused companies. He lives in downtown Los Angeles with his wife Beks and together they enjoy riding motorcycles and hosting the Back Door Coffee Club. Stephen’s current collections include a furniture line (The Inheritance Collection) and a new bag collection (The Encounter collection).

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"A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing botth." –L.P. Jacks — Stephen Kenn

"...I really felt that there was this significant part of my life when I really surrendered. I said, 'God, would you just put my life back together. I just want to serve you and I just want to honor you with how I live my life.' And there was this hope that was just instilled in me and I carried that into the concept for these bags." — Stephen Kenn

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    This guy, this story, this testimony is beautiful. I'm so glad I found this today. A year late and right on time. Thank you, Stephen, for sharing the fullness of your story.

    Ralston Vaz • January 27, 2015