Product Design

Since 2012, Drew and Shannon Lester have been designing and manufacturing high quality mid-century inspired products for the home and garden industry through their sister company, Steel Life. The designs have had great success within the garden category in addition to uses for entertaining, desktop and storage.

Steel Life products can be found at The Standard Miami and The Standard New York and have been nationally recognized by Martha Stewart, Garden Design, Better Homes & Gardens, Sunset and Dwell magazines. Television viewers have also had the chance to see the Steel Life collection on NBC’s American Dream Builders, HGTV’s House Hunters, Showtime’s House of Lies and Californication.


The Steel Life collection can be purchased through Houzz.

Drew and Shannon have always been committed to bringing quality, design conscious products to the modern home and garden by working closely with their team of hand-selected artisans in the Pacific Northwest. Their bowls are hand- spun on machinery that dates to the early 1900’s, they work with salvaged metals when possible and their wood components are finished with a UV-resistant coating derived of natural, renewable oils and waxes.

The Lesters teamed up with Duluth, Minnesota-based Loll Designs to create this limited edition, distinctly midcentury modern planter. The Urban Garden planter was made from recycled high density polyethylene (HDPE) consisting primarily of milk jugs — approximately 128 per planter.

Drew and Shannon have the ability to offer a custom color or to design and build something completely customized to your needs. Please inquire via email to learn more about their custom capabilities or to place an order.