Glass

ESQUE

Esque Studio

Esque Studio

Experimenting with form and technique, we achieve a coherent vision of functional accessories, lighting and architectural detailing. Our interest is in the inherent attributes of glass, which we infuse into the details and design of each esque object. Each piece produced is handmade to order, and is a unique, functional, collectible piece of art.
Esque evolved through the collaboration between Justin Parker and Andi Kovel. The duo has risen to international acclaim over the past 10 years, (most recently honored by Time magazine as one of the “design 100”, today’s most influential international designers) and leads the American market for hand blown, modern, functional glass works. (more…)

molo

molo introduces cloud lighting

molo, based in Vancouver, Canada, is a design and production studio dedicated to an exploration of space making in combination with innovative experiments in manufacturing, materials and structure. The work of the molo studio balances between the realms of art, architecture and design for serial production.
molo creates unique designs in a variety of scales, from tea set to museum, for clients around the world. The design of molo products grows from Stephanie Forsythe + Todd MacAllen’s architectural explorations. They are inspired by the idea that smaller tactile objects and elements have a real potency in the physical experience of a space. Forsythe + MacAllen work back and forth between the intimate scale of furniture and small utilitarian objects, to the larger scale of buildings and landscapes. Working at a furniture scale
heightens the sense of human scale and physical experience in architecture. Conversely, furniture and product design benefits from the perspective of thinking in the larger context of place and space making.
Hands-on making has always been fundamental to Forsythe + MacAllen’s design process, and is an integral part of their ongoing exploration. Ideas pass from mind to hands to material and back again; ingraining a tactile sense of materiality, construction, space and experience. (more…)

greenplay

Greenplay_environment matters

Greenplay is a creative, adaptable children’s furniture component system crafted from environmentally sustainable materials. Our commitment to constructing durable yet attractive furnishings is deeply rooted in our approach to both their design and the manufacturing process behind them.
We carefully examine the materials available to us, selecting only recycled, renewable and low- impact resources and applying finishes with low- or no-VOC emission. This discriminating philosophy is time-tested with extensive research and prototypical fabrication in order to deliver the safest healthiest environment for our youngest generation—and for generations to come.
Because even the smallest environmental impact has a rebound effect on the future life of this planet, the environmentally friendly children’s furniture is engineered so that they can be easily disassembled and recycled for reuse. Additionally, Greenplay offers a take-back program that allows all Greenplay’s sustainable kid’s furniture components to be repurposed and donated. This promise demonstrates our daily commitment to preserving our environment and protecting our children as they grow.

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A recent find

In a recent furniture show in New York, ICFF, I found Esque Studio. Their work is amazing and their philosophies regarding sustainability commendable. This is a small example of their work. They have a beautiful website which you should check out. I’ll be inviting them to be interviewed in the near future and publish it here. Their website is esque-studio.com

Amazing handmade glass