Interview: Event Designer David Stark

Immersive experiential design planning from a team with vision unlike any other

Whether it’s a 40-person salon dinner for social change in Detroit, a 4,000-person non-profit fundraiser or top-tier art museum galas in New York, one call tell when David Stark Design has been involved. Stark and his team use their decor to trigger dialogue—from reaction to conversation. They aim to keep the message moving, and it’s a beautiful thing. Much of Stark‘s success can be pinned …

David Stark Design’s Whimsical, Unexpected Menorahs

Eight functional works of art incorporating everything from doughnuts to paperclips

Known for elaborate gala dinner set pieces, table arrangements of extraordinary depth and creativity, as well as immersive event production and collaborative products, David Stark—founder and creative director of David Stark Design—has just unveiled a new project that reimagines Hanukkah’s classic centerpiece, the menorah. Stark and his team succeeds in honoring the traditional piece, but goes so far as to lend his signature whimsicality. Through …

Culture Lab Detroit

A forum for design invigoration within a city alive with creative thinking

Detroit has more than the makings of a contemporary cultural capital; the city holds a rich history as a pioneer in music and industrial innovation. But there’s no shortage of current programs that continue to encourage artists to foster, evolve and perpetuate its legacy. One of America’s best MFA curriculums, Cranbrook, exists just a few miles north of downtown and inspires people with vibrant passions …