Who is Sapien
Sapien Studio is the new atelier of Industrial Designer/Artist Steve Anwar. Sapien short for homo-sapien captures the spirit of oneness, of collaboration & community but also represents Steve's ancient alter-ego. Based in Sheffield the heart of England’s industrial north the studio produces sculptural objects, art installations & bespoke interior architecture, fusing elemental materials and processes with high quality craftsmanship. Anwar born and raised in Sheffield (the steel city) likes to draw from his dual heritage bringing together ethereal thinking & ideas with northern industrial manufacturing & materials with a firm focus on the hand made. The style is a contemporary mix of traditional, experimental, and sculptural typologies blurring the lines between design, art and object.
"I'm a big believer in the positive impact both meditation & art can have on our daily human experience. Meditation is like my in-breath or input & art is my out-breath or output”
Steve is a master meditator with 13 years of dedicated practice & 6 years teaching experience, guiding hundreds of people in Yorkshire including regular sessions at the University of Sheffield. He continues to run various classes, courses & workshops alongside his design output, much of his creative inspiration is taken from this multifaceted topic. In 2016 Steve became a certified teacher - completing his 16 week 'Masters of Wisdom & Meditation' teacher training in Carlsbad, California with the esteemed master Davidji. His classes are designed to help people transcend & train the mind amongst the hectic rhythms of modern life, helping restore balance, clear stress & unlock creative potential. Meditation plays a key role in Anwar's work and life.