Stefan Beckman has been creating environments for commercial advertising, editorial campaigns, museum exhibits, and brand-focused events for over twenty years. Collaborating with fashion and pop culture’s biggest names including Fabien Baron, Karl Lagerfeld, Mikael Jansson, Bruce Weber, Craig McDean, Peter Lindbergh, Steven Meisel, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, and Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott to name a few. He has worked for some of the world’s most esteemed and respected fashion and beauty brands, such as Chanel, Alexander McQueen, Estée Lauder, Oscar de la Renta, Prada, Tiffany & Co., Victoria’s Secret and Banana Republic. Stefan has been commissioned by worldwide brands such as Cadillac and Absolut on large scale branding projects. His editorial work can be seen in the most cutting-edge and widely circulated magazines in the world, including but not limited to: Vogue Italia, US Vogue, Vanity Fair, Interior Design, Interview, W, and T: The New York Times Style Magazine. His uncanny ability to reinterpret the traditional style of a brand while remaining true to the soul of the company’s vision is paramount to his popularity with his clients. His vast knowledge of historic and modern references allows him to transition between the iconic, surreal, bohemian, luxurious, or futuristic and integrates them seamlessly if necessary. Exaggerated scale, polished details, exquisite finishes, playful and sophisticated color are but a few of his signature design concepts that make him one of the most sought-after set and installation designers in the world.
In 2010, Stefan collaborated with Hamish Bowles on the “Balenciaga: Spanish Master” retrospective at the Queen Sofia Institute in New York. Then in November 2011, Stefan, along with Vogue's Andre Leon Talley, contributed to the museum’s exhibition, “Joaquin Sorolla and the Glory of Spanish Dress.” In 2010, Stefan also spearheaded as Installation Designer the celebrated concept of Marc Jacobs and Rob Pruitt for P.S.1’s “Move!” event curated by Visionaire’s Cecilia Dean and David Coleman. For “Cartier: 100 Years of Passion and Free Spirit in America” in 2009 Stefan designed an exhibition in the New York and Beverly Hills stores that showcased one-of-a-kind jewelry, time pieces, and iconic Cartier imagery. LVMH commissioned him to design and install the opening reception for the Louis Vuitton Murakami exhibit at The Brooklyn Museum of Art in 2008 and in 2014, Stefan designed by “Diane Von Furstenberg, The Journey of the Dress” for the LACMA Museum. Most recently, Stefan concepted the design of Gucci’s “No Longer/Not Yet” exhibit that took place in Shanghai in October 2015. Over the past few years, he has additionally designed over-the-top celebratory events for Hermès, Harry Winston, H&M, and Chanel.
Stefan has also been called upon to create memorable, brand-consistent spaces for the presentations of fashion houses such as Alexander Wang, Coach, Victoria Beckham, Oscar de la Renta, Reed Krakoff, Banana Republic, and Juicy Couture. Stefan also continues to collaborate with Marc Jacobs, conceptualizing and executing the runways for the designer's highly acclaimed New York shows.
From 1999 to 2006, Stefan explored his love of 1970s architecture and design by opening and operating Property, a SoHo-based furniture and interior design store.
Stefan’s goal is to continue collaborating with exciting brands, talented designers, photographers, and artists, see the world, and infuse those experiences into each unique design and space.