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Steve Anwar

Industrial Designer / Artist / Meditation Teacher

Established in 2012 Sapien Studio is the creative outlet of Designer-Maker-Artist Steven Anwar. Steve holds a bachelors degree in Industrial Design and graduated from Sheffield Hallam University studying at the iconic Psalter Lane campus. Based in Sheffield the heart of England’s industrial north, the studio produces sculptural furniture objects, art installations & bespoke interior commissions, fusing industrial materials and processes with high quality craftsmanship. Anwar likes to draw from his dual heritage bringing together eastern thinking & ideas with northern industrial manufacturing & materials with a firm focus on the hand made. The style is a contemporary mix of traditional, experimental, and futuristic typologies blurring the lines between design, art and object.

Steve is well known for his use of meditation running various classes, courses & workshops alongside his design output, much of his creative inspiration is taken from this multifaceted topic. His classes/workshops are designed to help people slow down amongst the hectic rhythms of life - teaching skills to restore balance, reduce stress, quieten the 'monkey mind' and connect with our inner creativity by tapping into gap between thoughts. Meditation plays a key role in Anwar's work and life.

"I'm a big believer in the positive impact both meditation & design can have on our daily human experience. Meditation is like my in-breath or input & design is my out-breath or output”