A job building architectural models made Brandon Walker realize that he wanted to design furniture. “It is the perfect melding of my interests,” explains Walker, who had studied painting and sculpture as an undergraduate. “It has the creativity that drives me as an artist but includes the more functional aspect of architecture.” After completing an MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design, Walker joined Stylex in 2014. Now a senior designer, he continues to combine beauty and practicality. “A design’s most important aspect is longevity,” he says. “Being around for a long time, being used across generations, and being appreciated by people.” Walker lives in the greater Philadelphia area.