For over 18 years, Steven Shell has specialized in the design, production and supply of quality eclectic furniture and accessories. Founder Steven Shell has over 25 years experience within the furniture industry and has been responsible for the product and concept design which gives his furniture the uniqueness and desirability that is proving so successful. The design of Steven Shell furnishings comes from an honest place that has meaning to the founder. He draws these influences from everyday inspirations around him. With many favorite influences coming from his global travels throughout Europe and the East as well as parts of London such as Shoreditch and Brick Lane. Other influences come from period design of 40’s Hollywood, 50’s Americana, 50’s Côte d’Azur, Victorian and Gothic.
Any of Steven Shell's handcrafted, handpainted furniture and accessories can be painted in over 1 million ways – enabling the furniture to be truly unique. The possibilities are nearly endless and include stained, distressed, textured, antiqued, weathered and metallic finishes. In addition, each piece may be customized with any of the hand painted artwork.
Skilled artisans use old world techniques handed down through generations creating the highest quality handpainted furniture. When creating this handcrafted furniture, master craftsmen go to work using techniques that have been handed down for generations. These techniques give a handmade feel which in other companies have often been replaced with easier methods of production. Thereby, losing the handcrafted look that has become part of the Steven Shell signature. Their wholly-owned production facility in Indonesia, which covers 20 acres, employs over 1000 master craftsmen, woodworkers, artists, finishers, millers and support staff.
Additionally, they insure the Indonesian factory maintains high standards of working conditions, creating a safe and healthy working environment for all employees.
The majority of Steven Shell furniture is constructed mainly from Indonesian mahogany, all from sustainable sources. With a “plant a tree” program they have now planted over 400,000 trees over the last 5 years and aim to reach half a million over the next year.