Designer Sam Stewart’s bulbous furniture, rotund lamps, and curved sculptures quite literally round out the homes and haunts of the design elite—clients of custom pieces include New York City Chinatown restaurant Dimes, supermodel Paloma Elsesser, and Apartamento’s Omar Sosa and food artist Laila Gohar, to name a few. “My work is generally heavy proportionally. Things are chunky,” says Stewart on a call from his new Manhattan apartment. Whimsical in delivery, layered in concept, Stewart’s work has grown bolder and boundary-defying in the few short years since his first commission. With a piece in the virtual The Essential Goods Show at Fisher Parrish online through August 30th, Stewart gives us a glimpse of his work in his new place, and talks about how to find inspiration in street pipes, postmodern literature, and oversized sweaters.