The NWBLK creates what's next in interiors, objects, and experiences. It's where art meets design, function meets emotion, and edge meets refinement. It's where collectors, designers and architects source best directional design by emerging artists and designers from around the world. It's where award-winning designers, product hunters, and instigators of all types come together to create environments, products, and experiences.
At the NWBLK, emotion, beauty, and desire spark the imagination and stir the soul.
CURIOSITY. EXPLORATION. DISTINCTIVENESS.
The NWBLK came into being when the founders came upon a humble, but monumental space in San Francisco's Mission District: the former design shop and foundry for the City of San Francisco circa 2008.
Founded in 2011, the NWBLK set out to create a place that would expose professional buyers and design aficionados in all of its disciplines to great design at the intersection of art and function. Breaking out from the traditional decorator showcase / design showroom model, the NWBLK brought together studio, workshop, gallery, and event space for the arts and creative communities. Inspired by the possibilities of the space, committed to bringing together art with design with the ability to realize it in tangible form, the NWBLK space creates its own energy that shapes everything we do.
The NWBLK was founded by Steven Miller and a team of like-minded provocateurs in 2008. As the Creative Director of the NWBLK, he's designed residential and commercial interiors, and conceived and created experiences for a wide range of creative organizations. Collaborating with leading brands, architects, and furniture manufacturers, Miller creates eclectic, original designs and environments that are, by turns, traditional, modern, elegant, or simply outrageous. He's also the founder of award-winning Steven Miller Design Studio (SMDS), which has become known for designing sophisticated, stylish residences, hotels, restaurants and products. Originally from Chicago, Steven holds a BFA in Interior Architecture from the California College of Arts (CCA).