Life is too meaningful not to be surrounded by inspiring objects.
The artists of Magnus Schevene design and handcraft personalized furnishings, retail objects, and sculptural installations that engage the spirit and stimulate the imagination.
We combine new fabrication and design technologies with old world craftsmanship, engaging a team of up-and-coming and veteran studio artisans. We find meaning and satisfaction in the work of creating objects of extraordinary beauty and utility.
Life is too meaningful not to do fulfilling work and be surrounded by inspiring objects.
The artists of Magnus Schevene design and handcraft personalized furnishings, retail objects, and sculptural installations that engage the spirit and stimulate the imagination. We combine new fabrication and design technologies with old world craftsmanship.
We are a team of up-and-coming and veteran studio artisans. We find meaning and satisfaction in the work of creating objects of extraordinary beauty and utility. In doing so, we aim to make the world more interesting and beautiful, and to create meaningful work and opportunity for the betterment of the communities in which we work and live.
Architectural Scale & Site Specific Art: Working with architects and other large-scale project decision makers, we create specific to site works. In various modes of creative process and authorship we work with architects to realize architectural sculptural features that complement and enhance the underlying architecture. Our goal with these projects, in addition to bringing art into existence, is to create a inter-organizational team-wide experience of having achieved something meaningful in which we have become more than we were before, and experience satisfaction in realizing an object from our imagination. In addition to our creative and sculptural fabrication expertise, we are California licensed contractors, bonded and insured. We have relationships with engineering firms who can do advanced structural analysis to fulfill engineering requirements on large scale projects with complex geometry. We have partnerships with artisans and sub-contractors in many disciplines and suppliers of many types of materials, technologies, and industrial processes with whom we can create great works at scale.
Custom Furniture and Fixtures: We have extensive experience designing a range of personalized objects for architects, interior designers, and their clients. We invent or draw on our own concepts and build on previous success, and sometimes we develop concepts already put in motion or imagined by others. We keep abreast of trends in design by attending international contemporary furniture fairs, as well as putting in our homework to studying art & design magazines and websites. We can imagine, design, research, sketch, model, detail, engineer, prototype, render, present, price, sell, fabricate, deliver, and install. We have experience working as designers in interior design firms and commissioning artisans; we have seen the commissioning process from both sides. This gives us a deeper understanding of the process and how to balance the needs of the artist, the sponsoring designer, and the client. We have ‘walked a mile in other people’s shoes.’
Product Creation: George Magnus designs objects that are different, refined, and that are unique to the individual, objects that are extensions of our values of originality, artisan’s excellence, and unique personality. Our artists design products for international home furnishing brands, for up-and-coming brands, and for our own high-end collection. Our product design DNA comes from our passion as custom artisans for finding something new, challenging, and desirable to make, sell, and posses. We design objects that are different, refined, and that are unique to the individual, products that embody our values of originality, artisan’s excellence, and that have unique personality. If a product is to be sold in the luxury end of the market, we can do socially responsible, USA, high-end, short run manufacturing of luxury objects. For products to be mass-manufactured, we can make prototypes or provide aesthetic and specification compliance oversight of products prototyped and manufactured by others.
Client Commissions: Working directly with private clients, we create superlatively personal commissioned works. These projects are expensive but very fairly priced, representing honest value at extremely excellent levels of hand craftsmanship and personalization. We value traditional honesty, fairness, integrity, and personal relationship.
Site Specific, Pop Up & Festival Art: Some of our art we make just for folly. Hopefully we make it with a bunch of friends and get in some good laughs along the way, and only playful arguments:-)
MAGNUS SCHEVENE STUDIO
+1 415 602 9280
Prices for products are listed in the information section to the right of the product images.
Custom pricing is as quoted, with a design exploration fee for preliminary research and conceptulization. An initial consulatation is complementary. Custom pricing does not include crating, delivery, or installation, unless included in the quote.
SEEING THE WORK IN PERSON
Please call +1 415 602 9280 to arrange a visit to one of our studios or to set up a meeting wih us.
Our standard trade discount is 15% on products, but can vary on a few products. For custom work we provide a trade price and can add a trade mark-up as needed.
The lead time for made-to-order products is 12 weeks.
The lead time for custom work starts at 16 weeks from approved design and receipt of order payment.
The time required for preliminary design varies by complexity of project and how much initial conceptual research and development is required.
For custom work it is advisable to begin the design process as soon as possible; large scale sculptural staircases and similar projects can take between 1-2 years from the beginning of concept exploration to completion of installation.
We offer rush production when possible. Our rush fee is +25%
These lead times do not include crating and delivery or installation.
Most pieces are made to order; however we may have certain items in stock.
We can ship world-wide with high-quality crating. Delivery is available in some cases for local projects. Crating, shipping, and delivery are billed at cost + 30% for co-ordination and handling.
We have designed our products for easy installation by a licensed tradsperson. We are happy to reccomend a local tradesperson for installation. We are licensed as well, and can do local installation on small projects, and international installation on large projects. Installation is billed as time plus expenses or as a fixed quote in some cases.
MAGNUS SCHEVENE STUDIO
T 415 602 9280
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