Hidden Gem, Harry Winston alabaster jewelry box, for Wallpaper* Handmade 2013 (2012–13). In collaboration with master stone carver Chris Pellettieri. Creative direction by Sandrine DeLaage. Photo: Courtesy Wallpaper
Harry Winston is America’s most prestigious fine jewelry brand. Creative Director, Sandrine De Laage, commissioned Stephen to collaborate with the brand for the Wallpaper Handmade 2013 exhibition hosted during the Milan Furniture Fair. Stephen worked with New York stone carver Chris Pelletieri at St. John The Divine cathedral to hand-carve a solid block of 1m sq alabaster into a priceless one-of-a-kind jewelry box. Based on the success of the “Hidden Gem” project, Harry Winston commissioned Stephen Burks Man Made to produce 45 CNC white onyx miniature jewelry boxes in Carrara, Italy, as a gift for their best customers.