Unique objects for the modern lifestyle
If the design-build duo of Dan and Melissa Stiles mass-produced a ceramic kitten batting a ball of pink yarn, they’d fill a million Midwestern curio cabinets. But they’ve followed their love of fabrication elsewhere to create of a compelling line of art objects for the modern home and body. Some of it is literal, most of it isn’t, but in an era when you spend too much time chugging empty viral pop and wallowing in digital regret, it all just feels real.
StubbornStiles uses underutilized manufacturing processes to make good design three-dimensional. They know that when you take something complex and strip it down to its most basic essence, a remarkable thing happens. It becomes complex again. So when you see it dangling in a v-neck or perched on a teak sideboard, you tilt your thick-rimmed glasses and use your brain. That’s why you want it and that’s why everyone else will want to know where you got it.
Melissa Stiles worked as an architect for a decade before starting Stubborn, a line of resin and metal jewelry now made for national distribution.
Dan Stiles abandoned the world of bland corporate design to return to his passions of illustration and rock poster design. His work has been featured around the world and in every major design publication.